Newell Highway Program Alliance

Project background

Roads and Maritime Services have selected BMD and AECOM as strategic partners in the Newell Highway Program Alliance.

The partnership will deliver at least 30 additional overtaking lanes in an estimated four years rather than the likely eight years it would take to fund and deliver this work using traditional procurement methods.

This innovative mode of delivery will result in the construction of a minimum of 45 kilometres of new overtaking lanes to improve safety, reduce travel times, allow more accurate travel planning and improve freight productivity.

The new overtaking lanes are expected to provide around 25 minutes of travel time savings along the length of the Newell Highway from the Victorian border to the Queensland border.

Updates and announcements

Medway

The upgrade will involve the delivery of one overtaking lane southbound through Medway Creek, Brocklehurst, north of Dubbo. Initial work on this overtaking lane started on Monday 8 July and includes establishing the site compound, removing trees, and erosion and sediment control.

Work to complete the Medway Creek overtaking lane will take about seven months.

Visit the Medway project page for more information.

Dustys Creek

The upgrades will involve the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, north of Gilgandra. Initial work on these overtaking lanes started in March 2019 and included the construction of a site compound, installation of fencing and tree removal.

Throughout July, work will continue including drainage works, tree removal, earthwork and excavation work. The work will take about eight months to complete.

Visit the Dustys Creek project page for more information.

Marthaguy

The upgrades will involve the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, north of Dubbo.

Initial work on these overtaking lanes started in May 2019 and included establishing the site compound, installing fencing, removing trees, and erosion and sediment control.

Work on the Marthaguy overtaking lanes will take about nine months to complete.

Visit the Marthaguy project page for more information.

Bundaburrah

The upgrade will involve the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, south of Forbes.

Initial work on these overtaking lanes started at the end of August 2019 and includes establishing the site compound, stockpile site and fencing.

Work on the Bundaburrah overtaking lanes will take about nine months to complete.

Upcoming locations

The next location for overtaking lanes will be Bundure, 75 kilometres south of Narrandera.

Roads and Maritime Services will keep the community informed as projects progress.

For more information about the project call 1800 577 295 or email info@newellHPA.com.au.

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