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New England Highway - Scone Bypass

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2017 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$120,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$65,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Upper Hunter Shire Council
State:NSW
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

Construction of a bypass of Scone.

Benefits

Improvement of freight productivity and safety on the New England Highway and resolution of the disconnection of the town during rail movements which cause closure of the rail level crossings.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $65 million towards this project.

Timetable

The project is expected to commence in mid 2017 and be completed by mid 2019.

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Project details last updated: 16/05/2017