Pitt Town bypass

The NSW Government is planning a bypass of Pitt Town to reduce traffic through the town centre and improve traffic flow and safety for road users.

Pitt Town Road and Glebe Road intersection, looking north.

Updates and announcements

We are seeking community and stakeholder feedback on the Pitt Town bypass proposal by Friday 17 June. Your comments will help us refine the design and inform our decision-making on a preferred option for the proposal.

View the May 2016 project update (PDF, 768Kb) and questions and answers (PDF, 194Kb) for more information.

Background

Roads and Maritime Services recently started early planning work to progress the Pitt Town bypass proposal as a result of residential development to the north of Pitt Town. The objective is to realign the road corridor so through traffic doesn’t travel into the town centre.

The NSW Government has provided funding for early planning work, community consultation and property acquisition for the proposed corridor.

Key features and benefits

The key features of the proposal include:

  • Extending Pitt Town Road past Bathurst Street onto Cattai Road, east of Eldon Street
  • Installing a new intersection with traffic lights at Eldon Street and Old Pitt Town Road
  • Closing access to Buckingham Street from Cattai Road. Motorists would access Buckingham Street via the proposed new intersection at Eldon Street and Old Pitt Town Road
  • Providing new crossings of Hortons Creek
  • Installing a new intersection at Pitt Town Road/Bathurst Street and Glebe Road.

We have developed two strategic options for the proposed new intersection at Pitt Town Road/Bathurst Street and Glebe Road including:

  • Option 1 – A new two lane roundabout
  • Option 2 – A new four way intersection with traffic lights.

The benefits of the proposed bypass would include:

  • Reduced traffic volumes through the centre of Pitt Town, including heavy vehicle traffic
  • More reliable travel times on Pitt Town Road and Cattai Road
  • Improved safety for road users
  • Improved access for pedestrians and cyclists.

View the May 2016 project update for more information.

Next steps

After a preferred option for the bypass is confirmed, we would then carry out work to refine the concept design and prepare an environmental assessment. Timings for the next stages of the project are not currently known.

We will continue to keep the community informed as the proposal progresses.

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