Newell Highway Improvements on the Way in 2018


Tenders have been called to upgrade the Newell Highway between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla, north of Moree.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester says the upgrade would improve safety along the key transport link, while also reducing future maintenance costs and improving freight efficiency.

The project will provide new road surfacing, 3.5-metre- wide lanes in each direction, intersection improvements, widening of road shoulders and two new overtaking lanes and the inclusion of a one-metre- wide centreline treatment to allow more room between vehicles.

Work is expected to commence mid-2018, with tenders for the project closing by the middle of February.