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Mitchell Highway overtaking lanes open

Upgrades for the important freight route in New South Wales west has now been completed

The NSW government has announced that three new overtaking lanes along the Mitchell Highway between Dubbo and Narromine are now open to traffic. 

The NSW government says the $32 million project to build the lanes will provide a safer journey and reduce travel times for road users in the region. 

“The Mitchell Highway is an important freight and tourism route,” NSW regional transport and roads minister Jenny Aitchison says. 

 “It’s great to see the NSW government is investing in regions like Dubbo, Narromine and Gilgandra.” 

As part of the project, significant intersection upgrades have been made at Wynsley Lane and Lagoon Creek to help motorists turn on and off the highway safely. 

Transport for NSW crews and contractors from the three communities were also employed by the government. 

“The NSW government thanks all the workers and crews who spent two years making this project a reality for the more than 5000 motorists who use this road daily,” Aitchison says. 

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