Early work has started on the Parkes bypass to enable the construction of the bypass, which will realign the Newell Highway two kilometres west of Parkes.
The early works include upgrading Nock Road to a bitumen surface and closing the road from direct access to the Newell Highway by making it a cul-de-sac. A number of utility relocations will also be completed, including upgrading water mains along the length of the footprint of the bypass.
“The bypass will reduce travel time by up to 10 minutes and increase safety by removing more than 1,200 trucks a day from the town of Parkes,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack.
NSW for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the early work would be delivered by Parkes Shire Council and supported 20 council and contractor jobs.
Further work will involve:
• construction of a new bitumen road between Thomas Street and Mitchell Street;
• construction of a new bitumen road between Condobolin Road and Back Trundle Road to replace Moulden Street; and
• construction of a new section of road between Brolgan Road and Hartigan
For more information visit https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/newell-highway/parkes/index.html