New overtaking lane for safer trips on the Mitchell Highway commences

Work is now underway on a new overtaking lane on the Mitchell Highway between Narromine and Dubbo.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the NSW Government committed $32 million to deliver road upgrades on the Mitchell Highway between to improve safety for motorists.

“The new westbound overtaking lane will be built near the Wynsley Lane intersection, about 10 kilometres east of Narromine,” Mr Saunders said.

“Work is already underway on a westbound overtaking lane at Lagoon Creek and an eastbound overtaking lane will also be built at Mylangra to make trips between Dubbo and Narromine faster and safer.

“This was a key election commitment of mine, and I’m incredibly proud of the work being done to deliver better roads for the people of our region!”

Mr Saunders said the NSW Government’s $19.4 billion regional road and transport infrastructure pipeline will ensure people, produce and products reach their destination safely and efficiently.

“This stretch of road is an important link in Western NSW and is used by thousands of local residents, tourists and freight operators every day,” Mr Saunders said.

“Safety is the number one priority on our roads and these three new overtaking lanes will provide extra opportunities for motorists to safely and confidently pass slow-moving and heavy vehicles, including semi-trailers and vehicles towing caravans.”

Changed traffic conditions are now in place. Work hours will be 7am-6pm Monday to Friday and 7am-5pm on Saturday with lane closures and reduced lane widths in place during and after work hours. Work is expected to take six months to complete, weather permitting.

More information on the Dubbo to Narromine upgrade is available here.

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