Picton town centre currently experiences traffic congestion in a few key locations, which is forecast to worsen in future years. The location of the town, impacted by the surrounding topography and existing transport networks results in a large proportion of through traffic travelling via the town centre. This through traffic is mainly travelling from Tahmoor, Thirlmere and smaller towns and villages to the south of Picton towards the Hume Motorway and Wollongong in the east. Due to a weight restriction on Prince Street, which provides the only other east-west connection, a high volume of heavy vehicles make up the traffic travelling through Picton, affecting pedestrian amenity, safety and the general attractiveness of the town centre.
Council is continuing to advocate for a Picton bypass, however construction is likely to be many years away and we need to manage traffic congestion in Picton in the meantime.
|Major Project, Adopted Master Plan