COVID-19 Updates

Newell Highway Upgrade Project

Work commenced on the Newell Highway between Narrabri and Moree on Monday 18 July 2022. The entire project will take approximately three and a half years to complete with anticipated completion by early 2026, as part of the Newell Highway Upgrade program.

Works will take place from Monday to Friday and alternate weekends, between 7.00am and 6.00pm (except for public holidays) for the duration of the project.

There will be speed restrictions and traffic changes during the work. Please take care in and around work sites.

Benefits of the Newell Highway Upgrade Project include:

  • Improved road surface and road safety for road users
  • Informal rest area about 8 kilometres north of Narrabri will include 10 nose to tail truck stopping spaces and rubbish bins
  • Rest area about 12 kilometres north of Narrabri will have northbound and southbound access, separate parking for heavy and light vehicles and will include toilets, lighting, picnic shelter, landscaping and rubbish bins
  • Increase travel reliability and reduce travel times between Narrabri and Moree
  • Reduce vehicle operating and maintenance costs on the Newell Highway
  • Improved freight productivity and access to the Moree Special Activation Precinct and Narrabri In-land Port
  • Improved flood immunity of the Newell Highway between Narrabri and Moree

Find out more about the project here. If you have any questions, please contact the project team on 1800 741 636 or email [email protected].

For the latest traffic information, visit, download the Live Traffic NSW app or call 132 701.

Thank you for your patience during this important work.


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