The New South Wales Government has awarded the contract to carry out planning work for the Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass.

Arcadis Australia Pacific will carry out the planning works, including review of environmental factors and the bypass design.

Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Barnaby Joyce, said it will take some time to complete these planning works given the scope of the project.

“The bypass is going to start north of the Tenterfield Creek Bridge, run west of the railway corridor and then rejoin the existing highway near Cowper Street, supporting both local industry and interstate drivers,” Mr Joyce said.

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, said work would include carrying out a review of environmental factors and scope out the detailed design for the project.

“After a competitive process, six applications were received to carry out planning work and it’s great to announce the successful tenderer for the planning stage,” Mrs Pavey said.

Planning work is expected to take around three years to complete. 

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