Concept design call for Picton Bypass project

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Transport for NSW has officially called for expressions of interest to develop concept designs for the long awaited – and badly needed – Picton Bypass project.

And local Independent MP Judy Hannan (pictured above), who has pushed hard for it before and since being elected to NSW parliament as the member for Wollondilly, has welcomed the news, calling it an important step forward.

She says a future Picton Bypass would help alleviate traffic down Argyle Street in Picton while providing an alternate route out of the town in times of emergencies, including bushfire and flood.

The proposed bypass would also provide an alternate route for heavy vehicles by linking Thirlmere and Tahmoor with the Hume Motorway via Picton Road.

“This is welcome news and shows we are committed to finding a workable bypass for the people of Picton and the surrounding villages,’’ Ms Hannan said.

“I thank the Government for listening to me and the residents of Wollondilly.

“We have been reminded again of the need to find a solution with the community having to recently prepare for potential flooding and the possibility of Picton being cut-off,’’ Ms Hannan said.

“For too long the community has needed this solution and I am proud to have this significant step towards the completion of the bypass for Picton.’’

Transport for NSW is accepting applications from interested parties until July 5 through an expression of interest process.

An assessment on the preferred organisation will be evaluated with engagement scheduled later this year.

1 thought on “Concept design call for Picton Bypass project”

  1. Well done Judy, and I am glad that we have a member who is dedicated to representing the electorate of Wollondilly.


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