In 2009 Roads and Maritime Services began delivery of a program of safety improvements on Picton Road to make it a safer and more reliable transport link for the 15 000 motorists who use it every day.
The improvements were designed to reduce the number and severity of the most common types of crashes on the road.
The program was made up of 15 individual projects and on completion in September 2013, over $50 million was invested on the upgrades.
You can see details of the 15 individual project constructed as part of the upgrade on the completed projects section.
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.
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.
Roads and Maritime is developing treatments for the five remaining untreated sections of Picton Road. Please see the in planning page for more details.
Speed zone review
In 2009 the speed limit on Picton Road was reduced to 90 km/h for the duration of the project.
Now that construction is complete Roads and Maritime have undertaken a speed zone review to assess an appropriate speed for Picton Road. The review recommends the speed be restored back to 100 km/h.
Roads and Maritime will start rolling out this change from Wednesday 18 September and will be completed by Friday 20 September 2013.