Coobang Overtaking Lane mapTransport for NSW has commenced works to extend the northbound overtaking lane on the Newell Highway, near Parkes.

The Newell Highway Program Alliance work will extend the existing northbound overtaking lane by 840 metres to improve safety , reduce travel times and improve freight productivity. The extension of the northbound overtaking lane will more than double its length to about 1.5 kilometres and will enable safer overtaking of slower vehicles.

Work commenced on Wednesday 8 July and is expected to take four months to complete, weather permitting. Throughout the works changed traffic conditions include reduced speed limited of 40km/h & 60km/h during work hours and 80km/h after hours, which may affect travel times.

For further information contact Transport for NSW on 1800 577 295 or head to Transport for NSW website.