Fulton Hogan has won a key contract to deliver the largest-ever heavy duty pavement upgrade of the Newell Highway.
The four priority sections of the highway are between Narrabri and Moree and comprise 27.3 kilometres in total. Construction work is set to commence in the middle of this year.
The Newell Highway is a critical link in the national road freight network, and the $261 million project is being funded through investments from both the Federal and the NSW Governments.
The package of works will include building the new sections of road, as well as five new overtaking lanes, two new heavy vehicle rest areas, intersection upgrades and multiple new bridge-sized culverts.
The benefits will include a reduction in journey times, enhanced freight productivity and improved access along the Newell Highway, as well as to the future Moree Special Activation Precinct and Northern NSW Inland Port at Narrabri – a critical interface point with Inland Rail.