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Newell Highway – Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla Heavy Duty Pavement Construction

Funding Program:National Highway Upgrade Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2018 - Late 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$122,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$61,350,000
State:NSW
Corridor:Melbourne - Brisbane

Project Description

The project involves widening the existing formation, providing an improved heavy duty pavement and constructing two overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla.

Benefits

The project will:

  • Enhance travel reliability and times
  • Improve productivity of NSW road freight network
  • Reduce vehicle operating costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Improve road safety

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $61.35 million towards the $122 million project.

Timetable

The project commenced construction in November 2018 and planned to be completed in late 2020.

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Project details last updated: 3/10/2019