Picton Road safety improvements – completed

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

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime is developing treatments for the five remaining untreated sections of Picton Road. Please see the in-planning page for more details.

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 project 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.

Preliminary data is already showing a reduction in the number of crashes on Picton Road since construction began in 2009. For more information please see the crash history page.

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