Local businesses, suppliers, and contractors are invited to tender for work to build new overtaking lanes along the Newell Highway between Coonabarabran and Narrabri.
The NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments are jointly funding the rollout of additional overtaking lanes along this busy freight corridor, with 19 new lanes already delivered, eight under construction, and 13 more in the planning stage.
Federal Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes in the Pilliga will improve safety, boost freight productivity and reduce travel times by 33 minutes along the length of the highway from the Victorian border to the Queensland border.
“On top of delivering major safety and efficiency gains, the project will create jobs for local suppliers and contractors, which is going to provide an economic boost for Narrabri, Coonabarabran and the surrounding communities,” Mr Coulton said.
Initial work on the construction site is due to start in October, weather permitting, with the project due to be completed at the end of 2022.
To register your interest as a supplier or contractor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration closes at midnight on October 5, 2021.
More information on the Newell Highway Upgrade – Overtaking Lanes project, including the new lanes at Pilliga, is available at: nswroads.work/nhpa