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Construction of 98-metre roundabout begins as part of $287.2 million Parkes Bypass

The biggest roundabout in central west New South Wales will be built on Condobolin Road as a key feature of the $287.2 million Parkes Bypass.

Once complete, the Parkes Bypass is expected to take over 1200 cars and heavy vehicles away from Parkes’ town centre each day, via the Newell Highway.

Construction of the new 98-metre-diameter roundabout will begin this month, and once complete, will allow motorists to travel through at 80 km/h.

A large sculpture will feature in the centre, which has been designed in collaboration with Parkes Shire Council.

“The new roundabout will provide safer and more efficient passage for motorists and heavy vehicle operators,” said senator for NSW Deb O’Neill.

“Not only that, it will become a local tourist landmark as part of the travelling experience through the central west of New South Wales.”

NSW Labor’s Duty MLC for Orange Stephen Lawrence added, “The Parkes Bypass is a project that will provide improved road safety, reduce travel times and increase efficiencies for the freight industry.

“Not only will Parkes benefit from its progression, but the entire Central West will too and the thousands of motorists from across Australia that use the Newell Highway every day.”

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