Newell Highway Program Alliance


Project overview

The Newell Highway Program Alliance is delivering 38 additional overtaking lanes and various safety upgrades along the Newell Highway, within about four years.


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Latest news

May 2023 – Final overtaking lane at Bundidgerry has started

The Newell Highway Program Alliance has started work on the final new northbound overtaking lane at Bundidgerry Road, about two kilometres north of Narrandera.

Nov 2022 – Overtaking lanes at Dandry has commenced

The Newell Highway Program Alliance is commencing work on two new overtaking lanes at Dandry, about 30 kilometres north of Coonabarabran. These are the third pair of new overtaking lanes at Pilliga, with works at the Rest Area and Sir William Bridges currently under construction.

Read more on the Pilliga page.

Oct 2022 – Alleena road safety improvements have now been completed

The Newell Highway Program Alliance has completed two new overtaking lanes and four kilometres of road safety improvements at Alleena, about 20 kilometres south of West Wyalong.

Read more on the Alleena page.

Project information


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 mode of delivery will result in the construction of a minimum of 60 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 33 minutes of travel time savings along the length of the Newell Highway from the Victorian border to the Queensland border.

The Australian Government has committed $60 million towards the overtaking lanes, under the Infrastructure Investment Program.

The work includes widening the shoulders and centreline, and installing audio-tactile linemarking on the edges and centre of the road.

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Phone: 1800 577 295