Transport for NSW is building a roundabout at the Snowy Mountains Highway intersection with Gocup Road to address identified safety and traffic efficiency concerns at this important junction for the Tumut community and all road users.
SEP 2021Review of Environmental Factors is released now
Transport for NSW is building a new roundabout at the Snowy Mountains Highway and Gocup Road intersection to improve safety for all transport customers. We welcome the community’s feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) until Sunday 17 October. For more information, view the environment report (PDF, 36.1Mb).
To have your say, please send your written comments to:
- PO Box 484, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650.
MAY 2021Planning continues on the Tumut intersection upgrade
Transport for NSW is working quickly to address safety concerns at the intersection of Snowy Mountains Highway and Gocup Road Tumut. For more information on the intersection work, view the community update (PDF, 662Kb).
DEC 2020Community update is out now
Transport for NSW is in the early planning stages for the construction of a roundabout at the Snowy Mountains intersection with Gocup Road.More information
A community update is out now, outlining the project, early concept design and next steps.
View or download the community update (PDF, 612Kb).
Transport for NSW is building a roundabout at the Snowy Mountains Highway and Gocup Road intersection.
Following a strong push from the community to make further changes to improve safety at the Snowy Mountains Highway intersection with Gocup Road, Transport for NSW engaged the Centre for Road Safety to investigate the best possible safety outcome for the community.
Options investigated as part of the review were traffic lights, closing Capper Street, raising the intersection, closing Gocup Road and moving the intersection.
A roundabout was determined to be the best solution.
A roundabout was rated highest in safety performance of all options considered, best addressing the community's safety concerns.
Roundabouts help make intersections safer by:
- reducing vehicle speeds, making it easier to choose a safe gap in traffic
- minimising the impact angles of approach, leading to lower severity crashes, have fewer conflict points and direct motorists in one direction
- reducing the risk of being seriously injured by up to 85 per cent.
Studies have shown roundabouts are safer than traffic lights, improve traffic flow and are more efficient for heavy vehicles.
A roundabout at this location will:
- improve safety for all road users
- improve traffic flow and efficiency, particularly heavy vehicles
- improve connections to regional communities
- include walking paths and pedestrian access
Transport for NSW began safety improvements at the intersection of Snowy Mountains Highway and Gocup Road at Tumut in April 2020 to improve safety and efficiency for all road users.
Work included installing vehicle-activated signs to improve safety, warning road users to slow down and providing advanced notice of conditions ahead, formalising the traffic arrangement, vegetation removal, upgrading line marking and signage and installing medians, kerbs and safety barrier.
These improvements, combined with installation of a roundabout, will assist in reducing the number of crashes, improving safety for the people of Tumut.
We understand the community has safety concerns at this intersection and we are prioritising installation of the new roundabout.
With possible impacts to Tumut wetlands, areas of heritage significance, nearby properties and a number of utilities being located within the project footprint, a large amount of planning has been carried out.
Transport has worked collaboratively with external agencies and key stakeholders to prioritise and coordinate activities. This additional work on public utilities as well as the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) has caused some delays to the original program. Transport is now expecting the Tumut intersection upgrade project to start early 2022 and be completed in December 2022, weather permitting.
Construction on the new roundabout is expected to start in early 2022 and will take about 12 months to complete, subject to project approvals and weather.
We will continue to keep the community and stakeholders informed about the Snowy Mountains Highway and Gocup Road intersection upgrade as the project progresses.
Review of Environmental Factors
September 2021 review of environmental factors
Gocup Road intersection upgrade.
Frequently Asked Questions
For further information about this project contact:
Phone:(02) 6923 6525
Post: PO Box 484, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650