Picton Road safety improvements – completed

The $53 million dollar program of safety improvements on Picton Road is now finished.

Project background

The improvements were designed to reduce the number and severity of the most common types of crashes on the road and make it a safer and more reliable transport link for the 15,000 motorists who use it every day.

You can see details of the 15 individual projects constructed as part of the upgrade on the completed projects page.

The overall program of safety improvements was jointly funded by the NSW and Australian Governments, with $4.8 million provided by the Australian Government blackspot funding program.

During the program of work Roads and Maritime has:

  • Spent over 100,000 man hours on construction
  • Installed 6.5km of new guardrail
  • Installed 10.8km of concrete or wire rope median
  • Increased the amount of overtaking opportunities in both directions by 1.5km
  • Realigned two dangerous curves.

Other projects

Hume Highway and Picton Road interchange safety improvements

Roads and Maritime has finished installing traffic lights to improve safety on Picton Road at the intersection with the Hume Highway on and off ramps. Work was completed in March 2016 when the new traffic lights were switched on. For more information see the Hume Highway and Picton Road project page.

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