Alleena

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Project overview

The Newell Highway Program Alliance (NHPA) completed the delivery of new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes and road safety works, near Alleena, about 20 kilometres south of West Wyalong, in November 2022.

Project information

Background

Transport for NSW has partnered with BMD and AECOM to form the Newell Highway Program Alliance.

The strategic partnership will deliver 38 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 delivery mode will result in approximately 60 kilometres of new overtaking lanes to improve safety, reduce travel times, allow more accurate travel planning and improve freight efficiency.

The new overtaking lanes are expected to provide around 33 minutes of travel time savings along the length of the Newell Highway from the Victorian to the Queensland border.

The Australian Government announced $76.54 million for safety improvement works to be carried out adjacent to six of the overtaking lane projects.

The road safety improvement work includes widening the road shoulders and centreline, and installing rumble strips along the highway.

Work on the Aleena project was completed in November 2022.

Features

The new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes will extend for about two kilometres along the highway, about 19 kilometres north of West Wyalong.

The work includes widening the road shoulders and centreline, and installing rumble strips along the highway.

Work on the Alleena project was completed in November 2022.

Aleena safety improvement map

Benefits

Now completed, the overtaking lanes and road safety improvement on this section of the Newell Highway will provide road users with a safer road, an increase in road capacity and overtaking opportunities helping improve journey reliability and travel times.

Other benefits of the project include:

  • improved safety for all road users
  • reduced travel times
  • more accurate travel planning
  • improved freight efficiency
  • more accurate travel planning
  • improved freight efficiency.

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