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

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime will carry out planning and investigations for a bypass of Picton between the Old Hume Highway and Picton Road.

Community consultation will be carried out later in 2018.

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 is expected to be carried out later in 2018.

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