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

Following consideration of community feedback in 2016 and further investigation, Roads and Maritime has selected a preferred option of the proposed Pitt Town bypass to progress to the next stage of development.

Further investigation has confirmed the features thatn can be included in the road design include:

  • A two lane roundabout for the new intersection at Pitt Town Road, Bathurst Street and Glebe Road
  • A two lane roundabout instead of traffic lights for the new intersection at Eldon Street and Old Pitt Town Road
  • Maintenance of restricted access to Buckingham Street from Cattai Road (left turn in and out of Buckhingham Street).

For the latest information, read the July 2018 Community Update (PDF, 14.1Mb).

Community Consultation Report

Following community consultation on the Pitt Town bypass proposal, a Community Consultation Report was released in December. The report outlines issues and comments raised throughout the consultation period, and responses from Roads and Maritime Services.

View or download the December 2016 Community Consultation Report (PDF, 845Kb).


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 single lane roundabout at Eldon Street and Old Pitt Town Road
  • Closing a portion of Cattai Road to maintain access to Buckingham Street
  • Providing new crossings of Hortons Creek
  • Installing a new single lane roundabout at Pitt Town Road/Bathurst Street and Glebe Road.
  • The total length of the upgrade is approximately 1km.

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.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime will continue planning and development of the concept design and environmental assessment based on the preferred design option.

We will continue to consult with the community and key stakeholders as the proposal progresses.

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