Major work is now underway to lay the foundations for the New Dubbo Bridge across the Macquarie River in Dubbo.
The Australian and New South Wales governments have jointly funded the New Dubbo Bridge project, which forms part of more than $1 billion in upgrades along the Newell Highway.
It will improve traffic efficiency, reduce congestion for locals, visitors and the freight industry, and improve access across the Macquarie River floodplain during extreme weather events.
Early works on the project started in August 2022 with the Brisbane Street and Darling Street intersection works now nearing completion.
The New Dubbo Bridge is a $220.2 million investment, with major construction now starting and the project expected to be open to traffic by late 2026.
The Australian Government is providing $176.2 million for the bridge and the NSW Government $44.0 million.
For more information, go to https://roads-waterways.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/dubbo-bridge/index.html.