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New England Highway – Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass – Planning

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:February 2012 - mid 2015
Estimated Project Cost:$2,405,000
Australian Government Contribution:$2,405,000
Local Council/Shire:Tenterfield Shire Council
State:NSW
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

The purpose of the feasibility study for the New England Highway Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass was to consider the benefits of a heavy vehicle bypass of Tenterfield.

Community consultation and environmental assessments were undertaken as part of the study, and a preferred option and strategic design were recommended.

Benefits

The efficiency and safety of the New England Highway is important for the inland Sydney to Brisbane freight task, as well as for local and regional transport and tourists.

Identified benefits of projects on the New England Highway include enhanced safety, improved vehicle and operational efficiency, improved freight capacity, and reduced maintenance costs.

Funding

This study was fully funded by the Australian Government. 

Timetable

The study was completed in mid 2015.

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Project details last updated: 26/07/2016