The $32 million Mitchell Highway Upgrade project has been completed, with three new overtaking lanes providing motorists with safer journeys and reduced travel times on the 36km stretch between Dubbo and Narromine. 

As part of the project, significant intersection upgrades have been made at Wynsley Lane and Lagoon Creek, allowing motorists to turn on and off the highway more safely.

During the project, the NSW Government took the opportunity to support the Dubbo, Narromine and Gilgandra communities by:

  • Employing Transport for NSW crews and contractors who were predominately based in the region
  • Repurposing surplus construction materials for the Narromine-Dubbo Rifle Club for a new wheelchair-accessible shooter’s platform, shouting mounds and all-weather road for year-round club access

New South Wales Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Jenny Aitchison, said that the Mitchell Highway is an important freight and tourism route. 

“It’s great to see the New South Wales Government is investing in regions like Dubbo, Narromine and Gilgandra,” Ms Aitchison said. 

“On a recent visit to Narromine I could see why motorists are so excited about these new overtaking lanes that have slashed travel times, increased safety and allowed for a smoother journey. 

“The State Government thanks all the workers and crews who spent two years making this project a reality for the more than 5,000 motorists who use this road daily.”

Dubbo Duty MLC, Stephen Lawrence, said COVID-19 and 68 days of bad weather caused delays to this project but despite the challenges from the pandemic and mother nature, it was completed on time and on budget.

“Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you for your commitment to better roads in regional New South Wales.”

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