Picton bypass

The NSW Government is funding $3 million for planning and investigations for a bypass of Picton town centre

Image of Picton main street, intersection of Argyle Street and Menangle Street
Image of Picton main street, intersection of Argyle Street and Menangle Street

Project background

Traffic congestion is occurring in Picton town centre during peak times due to vehicles travelling east and west between the towns of Thirlmere and Tahmoor, the Hume Motorway and Illawarra region.

A bypass of Picton is being planned to ease congestion through Picton and provide an alternate route for heavy vehicles by linking Thirlmere and Tahmoor with the Hume Highway, via Picton Road.

Project benefits

  • Reduce traffic congestion in Picton and improve amenity for the local community
  • Provide an alternate and more direct route between Thirlmere and Tahmoor to the Hume Highway, especially for heavy vehicles
  • Improve safety and increase journey reliability for road users.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime will carry out planning and investigations including traffic analysis, identifying and reviewing environmental constraints and other survey activities.

Community consultation

Roads and Maritime is seeking feedback from the community about their experiences travelling through the Picton area.

We have created an interactive online consultation tool which allows community members to place comments at specific locations on a map.

Your comments will help us understand any issues identified by the local community for the area.

Launch the online consultation tool.

Community members can submit feedback until Friday 26 October 2018. This feedback will be used in further planning for the project.

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