New overtaking lanes progress on the Newell

Work is underway on the final new overtaking lane to be built along the Newell Highway, which will be located southbound at Bundidgerry, two kilometres north of Narrandera.

The upgrade project includes a total of 38 new overtaking lanes along the full length of the Newell Highway, south from Tocumwal to Narrabri in the north.

The overtaking lanes already under construction at Mirrool and Daroobalgie will be completed this week and work at the Pilliga rest area will be completed by the end of June.

Once complete, the new overtaking lanes are expected to help reduce travel time along the Newell Highway by around 30 minutes between the Victorian and Queensland borders.

“The Newell Highway is a key regional route linking the south and north of our state, used by thousands of motorists every day,” said NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Jenny Aitchison.

“This is a particularly big benefit for freight operators who can more accurately plan their journeys and move valuable goods more efficiently.

“We are on the home stretch with this important $236.8 million investment by the Australian and NSW governments to improve journeys in the west of our state.”

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