Work starts on new overtaking lane for safer trips on the Mitchell Highway


Work on a new overtaking lane on the Mitchell Highway between Narromine and Dubbo has started this week.

The NSW Government has committed $32 million to deliver road upgrades on the Mitchell Highway between Dubbo and Narromine to improve safety for motorists. 

“This stretch of road is an important link in Western NSW and is used by thousands of local residents, tourists and freight operators every day,” Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said.

“Safety is the number one priority and these three new overtaking lanes will provide extra opportunities for motorists to safely and confidently pass slow-moving and heavy vehicles including semi-trailers and vehicles towing caravans.

“Our Government is building what matters through our $19.4 billion regional road and transport infrastructure pipeline to ensure people, produce and products reach their destination safely and efficiently.”

Minister for Western NSW and Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the overtaking lane is one of three new overtaking lanes being delivered between Dubbo and Narromine which will benefit all road users.

“Our Government is committed to delivering better roads for regional NSW. The new overtaking lane will be built near the Wynsley Lane intersection, about 10 kilometres east of Narromine,” Mr Saunders said.

“Work is already under way on a westbound overtaking lane at Lagoon Creek and an eastbound overtaking lane will also be built at Mylangra to make trips between Dubbo and Narromine faster and safer.”

Changed traffic conditions are in place with work hours from 7am-6pm Monday to Friday and 7am-5pm on Saturday. Lane closures and reduced lane widths will be in place during and after work hours. Work is expected to take six months to complete, weather permitting.

More information on the Dubbo to Narromine upgrade is available here.