The NSW Government is undertaking a progressive upgrade of the New England Highway, part of the National Land Transport Network, which runs from the Hunter region to the Queensland border.
The Singleton Bypass will include a new section of the New England highway west of Singleton that will reconnect to the existing highway past McDougalls Hill.
The project’s scope comprises:
- the design and construction of approximately eight kilometres of new highway with a single lane in each direction
- three bridge structures over the Hunter River, floodplains and ARTC railway line, and
- key intersection upgrades and modifications to the local road network, including a full interchange at Putty Road.
|Jul 2022||ROIs Open|
|Aug 2022||ROIs Close|
|2023||Expected Construction Commencement|
|2026||Expected Construction Completion|
|Procuring Agency:||Transport for NSW|
|Dec 2016||The preferred route of the bypass was announced.|
|Nov 2017||The NSW Government committed $97 million toward the Singleton Bypass.|
|Oct 2020||Federal funding of $560m was announced as part of the 2020-21 Budget. An additional $43 million was also allocated to the Bolivia Hill Upgrade.|
|Jan 2021||Transport for NSW announced the commencement of a Market Interaction Process that will involve registration, provision of documentation to eligible participants, a pre-recorded online briefing, and a submission process.|
|Apr 2021||Transport for NSW announced that a full interchange will be built at Putty Road.|
|Jun 2021||The 2021-22 NSW Budget allocated $535 million over the next four years, including $70 million in FY2021-22 toward the New England Highway Upgrade. This included $366.1 million over next four years toward the Belford to Golden Highway duplication, as well as planning and preconstruction for the Singleton Bypass and completing the Bolivia Hill Upgrade. $14 million of this was allocated toward the Singleton Bypass in FY2021-22.|
|Jul 2021||The NSW Government opened tenders for the provision of transaction management services, closing on 10 August.|
|Jul 2022||Transport for NSW called for Registrations of Interest for the Singleton Bypass project, closing 11 August,|