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Have Your Say on Pitt Town Bypass

30 May 2016

Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet MP is encouraging members of the Hawkesbury community to provide feedback to inform planning work for a Pitt Town Bypass.

Mr Perrottet said Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out planning work to support residential growth north of Pitt Town and improve safety for road users.

“A bypass of Pitt Town has been under consideration for over 60 years and I am pleased to say the NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to get the job done,” Mr Perrottet said.

With new housing being built north of Pitt Town between the existing town centre and the Hawkesbury River, the objective of the project is to realign the road corridor so through traffic doesn’t travel into the town centre.

A new road connection is proposed between Pitt Town and Cattai roads to accommodate future traffic demand, improve road safety and maintain the amenity of the town centre.

Pitt Town Road would be extended past Bathurst Street to join Cattai Road east of Eldon Street.

A new intersection would be formed at Eldon Street and Old Pitt Town Road and access to Buckingham Street from Cattai Road would be closed.

Two strategic options have been developed for a new intersection at Pitt Town Road/Bathurst Street and Glebe Road with either a two lane roundabout or a four way intersection with traffic lights proposed.

Roads and Maritime is also considering options for shared path facilities for pedestrians and cyclists as part of the proposed bypass which will be examined during the concept design phase.

“Residents have waited long time for this project to get underway, so I encourage the community to view the proposal and have their say,” Mr Perrottet said.

Information about the proposal is available at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/pitttownbypass.

Feedback on the proposal can be provided by Friday 17 June to pitttownbypass@rms.nsw.gov.au or Roads and Maritime PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.  All feedback will be considered in the development of the concept design and review of environmental factors.

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