Tocumwal to Finley


Project overview

Safety improvement work, about six kilometres north of Tocumwal, was completed in June 2022.

Project information


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

The strategic partnership will deliver about 40 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 a minimum of 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 has approved $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.


The road shoulders and centreline are widened and rumble strips will be installed along the road.

Nearby driveways and paddock accesses upgraded.

Construction of Improved bus stop bays.

Map showing the location of overtaking lanes and safety improvements between Tocumwal and Finley


The benefits of the project include:

  • Improved safety for motorists and road users
  • Reduced travel times
  • More accurate travel planning
  • Improved freight efficiency.

Next steps

The project team will keep the community regularly informed as the work progresses.

Thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.