Snowy Mountains Highway, Batlow Road intersection

Snowy Mountains Highway - Batlow Road intersection safety improvements

Transport for NSW is investigating options to improve safety at the intersection of Snowy Mountains Highway and Batlow Road near Tumut.

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OCT 2020

OCT 2020Feedback on Batlow Road intersection now available

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on the intersection of Snowy Mountains Highway at Batlow Road during the community consultation period, through the interactive online tool and by email, phone and letter.

A community consultation report has been produced, summarising all matters raised during the call for feedback and next steps.

Read or download the consultation report (PDF, 1.1Mb).

Transport for NSW will keep the community up-to-date as any future safety improvements progress.

Project information

Snowy Mountains Highway-Batlow Road intersection safety improvements

Transport for NSW called for community feedback on past experiences, issues and concerns at the intersection of Snowy Mountains Highway and Batlow Road between Monday 27 July and Monday 31 August 2020.

This feedback will be instrumental in helping Transport for NSW understand the community’s challenges and concerns at the intersection. 

All comments and suggestions will be considered and investigated in full to help understand the best safety outcome for the community.

Consultation with the community is an important part of safety improvements at the Snowy Mountains Highway-Batlow Road intersection.

Transport for NSW thanks all community members and stakeholders who participated in the consultation period and will continue to keep the community up-to-date as any future safety improvements progress.

The Snowy Mountains Highway is an important freight and tourism link, connecting regional NSW with the South Coast, and the local timber industry with the Hume Highway and ports of Sydney and Melbourne.

Batlow Road connects the towns of Batlow, Laurel Hill and Tumbarumba with the Snowy Mountains Highway and the regional centre of Tumut.

Snowy Mountains Highway and Batlow Road provide:

  • access for timber and agricultural distribution
  • connectivity to regional centres
  • a public transport route for school buses
  • a tourist and commuter route linking the Hume Highway, Tumut, National Parks and the Snowy Mountains to the east

Batlow Road meets the Snowy Mountains Highway at a T-intersection, five kilometres west of Tumut.

From July 2015 to June 2020, there were three reported crashes at the intersection, including one fatal crash and two moderate injury crashes.

Transport for NSW understands there may have been more minor collisions or near-misses in this time that went unreported.

After reviewing all responses gathered during the call for feedback, Transport for NSW better understands community challenges and concerns at the intersection.

Transport for NSW will consider this feedback when developing short term improvements and future longer term upgrades at the intersection.

The community will be kept informed as any improvements or future projects progress.

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