Transport for NSW calls for local suppliers and contractors to help build Newell Highway

Transport for NSW is calling for local suppliers in the Coonabarabran and Gilgandra areas to tender to be involved in building overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway at Redbank and Tap Hill.

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said the Newell Highway Program Alliance is scheduled to start work on two new northbound overtaking lanes at Tap Hill, about 44 kilometres north of Gilgandra in May. A southbound overtaking lane at Redbank, about 33 kilometres south of Coonabarabran, will begin construction in July.

“Transport for NSW is seeking local suppliers and labour to help the project team carry out this work,” Mr Gulaptis said.

So far the Newell highway program has seen 164 local people employed and 60 local contractors and supplier contributions to the new overtaking lanes.

“We encourage local businesses and community members to register their interest to tender for a variety of goods, services and materials to build these overtaking lanes,” Mr Gulaptis said.

Local suppliers are encouraged to email with their company name, company ABN, full name, contact details (phone number, email address and residential address) and the types of goods, services and materials they would like to tender for. Registrations close at 5pm Wednesday 6 May 2020.

The Newell Highway Program Alliance is delivering around 30 additional overtaking lanes over a four year period to improve safety, reduce travel times and improve freight efficiency on the Newell Highway.

Transport for NSW will keep the community informed as work on the overtaking lane at Redbank and Tap Hill progresses.

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