Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

New England Highway - Scone Bypass

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2018 - Early 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$136,208,775
Australian Government Contribution:$65,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Upper Hunter Shire Council
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

Construction of the Scone Bypass on the New England Highway.


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.


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


Construction commenced in July 2018. The project opened to traffic on the 14 March 2020.

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Project details last updated: 28/05/2021