Pitt Town Bypass


Project overview

The NSW Government has committed $100 million to deliver the Pitt Town bypass, which will reduce traffic through the town centre, improve safety for road users and enhance flood resilience for local residents.

Latest news

Jan 2023 - Construction planning underway

Detailed design and property acquisition are complete for the Pitt Town Bypass project and planning for construction is getting underway. We will update the community as these plans progress.

Jul 2020 - Detailed 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 - Pitt 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.

For details see the July 2019 community update (PDF, 250Kb).

Project information


Transport for NSW has 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.

This project complements safety improvements that have already been made to the road network around Pitt Town, including three intersection upgrades on Pitt Town Road

Key features and benefits

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 one km.

The benefits of the proposed bypass would include:

  • Reduce traffic through the town centre, including heavy vehicles
  • Improve safety for all road users
  • Improve flood resilience for residents of the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley.

Next steps

Transport for NSW is working on plans for construction of the Pitt Town Bypass. We will update the community as these plans progress.

Project documents

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Community updates

Project notifications


Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 684 490 

Email: projects@transport.nsw.gov.au