The Newell Highway Program Alliance (NHPA) completed a southbound overtaking lane, about four kilometres south of Peak Hill in June 2020.
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 southbound overtaking lane extends for about 1.5 kilometres along the highway, about four kilometres south of Peak Hill.
Work on the Peak Hill project was completed in June 2020.
Now completed, road users travelling on the Newell Highway south of Peak Hill will experience increased overtaking opportunities to help improve journey reliability.
Other benefits of the project include:
- improved safety for all road users
- reduced travel times
- more accurate travel planning
- improved freight efficiency.