Roads and Maritime Services has chosen two major firms as its strategic partners in the Newell Highway Program Alliance, tasked with delivering a minimum of 45 kilometres of new overtaking lanes on the major route.
The upgrades are part of the Tasmanian Government’s single biggest investment into the region’s tourist roads through its $72 million Roads Package to Support Tasmania’s Visitor Economy.
Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen announced that tenders have been invited to build new overtaking lanes at Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill, as part of a $133 million package of works.
The VIC Government have begun work on a $37 million safety upgrade of the Western Freeway between Western Ring Road and Ballarat.
Safety works have begun on the $11.63 million upgrade of the New England Highway between Warwick and Wallangarra.