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 upgrade comprises a variety of safety improvements, road widenings and bypasses. Major projects that are part of the upgrade include the Muswellbrook Bypass and Singleton Bypass. The already completed Bolivia Hill upgrade is also a part of the program.
|Jul 2022||ROIs Open: Singleton Bypass|
|Aug 2022||ROIs Close: Singleton Bypass|
|Dec 2022||ROIs Open: Muswellbrook Bypass|
|Jan 2023||ROIs Close: Muswellbrook Bypass|
|2023||Expected Construction Commencement: Singleton Bypass|
|2026||Expected Construction Completion: Singleton Bypass|
|Dec 2016||The NSW Government committed $92 million towards the Singleton bypass under Rebuilding NSW.|
|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 $168.7 million over next four years and $14.1 million in FY2021-22 toward the Muswellbrook Bypass. $366.1 million over next four years and $56.2 million in FY2021-22 was allocated toward the Belford to Golden Highway duplication, as well as planning and pre-construction for the Singleton Bypass and completing the Bolivia Hill Upgrade.|
|Dec 2022||Transport for NSW called for Registrations of Interest for the Muswellbrook Bypass main works contract, closing on 27 January.|
IA Infrastructure Priority List
Muswellbrook Bypass Options Report - July 2018