Works to commence on new road at Parkes between Henry Parkes Way (Condobolin Road) and Back Trundle Road from Wednesday 27 January 2021.

The  Australian and NSW Governments are planning for the Newell Highway upgrade - Parkes Bypass to reduce travel times and improve freight productivity.

Parkes Shire Council, on behalf of Transport for NSW, will be carrying out early work to enable the construction of the Parkes Bypass.

The third package of local road work will be construction of a new local road, between Henry Parkes Way (Condobolin Road) and Back Trundle Road to replace the existing Moulden Street. Work will be starting on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

A section of the existing shared path (marked in orange on the map below) will also be reconstructed as part of this package of work.

We will be working between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and expect to complete the work in eight weeks, weather permitting. We will let you know in advance if we need to work outside these times.


How will the work affect you?

The work will involve construction and sealing a new road, including new drainage with the use of machinery which may generate some noise.

Access to your property will be maintained. Please exercise caution as you enter and exit your property and follow the directions of traffic controllers.

There may be interruptions to multiple utility services at various times. The individual utility provider will contact you directly regarding these interruptions.

Once the work is complete access to the existing Moulden Street between Henry Parkes Way (Condobolin Road) and Back Trundle Road will be closed.

Traffic changes

There will be some temporary traffic changes to ensure the work zone is safe.

For the safety of motorists and workers, a reduced speed limit may be in place during work hours.

Please keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs.


If you have any questions, please contact Transport for NSW on 1800 741 636 (option 4) or email

For more information on our project, visit

Thank you for your patience during this important work.

Media release issued by Transport NSW. 

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