The Newell Highway Program Alliance (NHPA) completed a northbound overtaking lane at Chinamans Road, about six kilometres north of Tocuwmal in November 2020.
Transport for NSW have 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 mode of delivery 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 new northbound overtaking lane extends for about one and a half kilometres along the highway, about six kilometres north of Tocumwal.
Work on the Chinamans Road project was completed in November 2020.
Now completed, road users travelling on the Newell Highway north of Tocumwal will experience increased overtaking opportunities to help improve journey reliability.
Other benefits of the project include:
- improve safety for all road users
- reduced travel times
- more accurate travel planning
- improved freight efficiency
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.