The Newell Highway Program Alliance (NHPA) completed northbound and southbound overtaking lanes at Marthaguy, about six kilometres south of Gilgandra in December 2019.
Transport for NSW have partnered with BMD and AECOM to form the Newell Highway Program Alliance.
The strategic partnership will deliver about 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 and southbound overtaking lanes extend for about 1.5 kilometres along the highway, about six kilometres south of Gilgandra.
Work on the Marthaguy project was completed in December 2019.
Now completed, road users travelling on the Newell Highway south of Gilgandra 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
- June 2019 project notification
Newell Highway overtaking lanes work continues.