Tocumwal to Finley
Safety improvement work, about six kilometres north of Tocumwal, was completed in June 2022.
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 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 safety improvement works will extend for about nine kilometres along the highway, about six kilometres north of Tocumwal.
The work includes widening the road shoulders and centreline, and installing rumble strips along the highway
Now completed, road users on this section of the Newell Highway will experience:
- improved safety for all road users
- reduced travel times
- more accurate travel planning
- improved freight efficiency.