Pitt Town Road and Glebe Road intersection, looking north

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.

Latest news

JUL 2020

JUL 2020Detailed design now complete

Following the approval of the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) in July 2019, the Pitt Town Bypass project has moved to the next phase with detailed design now complete. The property acquisitions required for the project are underway and expected to be completed this year.

JUL 2019

JUL 2019Pitt Town Bypass REF approved

The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was displayed for community consultation in late 2018. Transport for NSW reviewed the submissions received (March 2019 submissions report (PDF, 4.8Mb)) and the project has been approved.

Project information

Transport for NSW has now completed planning for the Pitt Town bypass to cater for residential development to the north of Pitt Town. The objective of the bypass is to realign the road corridor so through traffic doesn’t travel into the town centre.

The NSW Government provided funding for early planning work, community consultation and property acquisition for the proposed corridor.

Transport for NSW is now considering the best option to deliver the project, which may include carrying out the work in stages. 

We remain committed to improving safety on the road network around Pitt Town, and are getting on with finishing critical safety work on intersections on Pitt Town Road. Three intersection upgrades on Pitt Town Road are now complete and providing safer conditions and improved journeys for the local community.

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.

Transport for NSW is now considering the best option to deliver the project, which may include carrying out the work in stages. 

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

Project documents

Work notifications

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January 2019 notification

Investigation work update

October 2018 notification

Investigation work from Monday 5 November 2018


Community updates

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July 2019 project update

Pitt Town bypass project approved.

November 2018 community update

Pitt Town bypass update

March 2017 community update

Proposed Pitt Town Bypass preferred option.

May 2016 community update

Have Your Say on Pitt Town bypass



Contact us

For more information on this project please contact the project team:

Phone: 1800 793 862

Email: pitttownroads@rms.nsw.gov.au

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