FINGERS CROSSED: Pitt Town Progress Association members at the intersection of Pitt Twon Road and Glebe Street, where the bypass will start. Picture: Conor HickeyTHE long awaited Pitt Town bypass has never been as close to fruition as it is now according to Pitt Town Progress Association president Peter Ryan.
Roads and Maritime Services has released a proposal for the bypass and is seeking public comment before June 17.
The RMS has proposed extending Pitt Town Road to Cattai Road.
A roundabout or set of traffic lights will be installed at the intersection of Pitt Town Road and Glebe Road, just before entering Pitt Town if coming in from Windsor.
Traffic lights or a roundabout will also be installed at the intersection of Old Pitt Town Road and Eldon Street.
Mr Ryan has long campiagned for the bypass, and the RMS’ proposal was exactly what he had hoped for.
“They’ve listened. Mr [Dominic] Perrottet said he was going to get it done and I am verysurprised to learn it is happening,” he said.
“This time we’ve had concept plans. They’re calling for public interest and it has moved along further than it ever hasbefore.”
Residents of Pitt Town have been crying out for a bypass for years. Mr Ryan and other association members say the town has waited 60 years for it.
The association wants the bypass to ease traffic congestion in Pitt Town, in particular, to remove the number of trucks carting sand, which come through the town.
“About 5700 vehicles go through the centre of Pitt Town every day and a lot of them aretrucks carrying sand,” Mr Ryan said.
“The bypassshould get us back to the town we are without the transport boring through it every day.”
On December 7, Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet pledged the bypass would be built within the state government’s first term in office.
“A bypass of Pitt Town has been under consideration for over 60 years and I am pleasedto say the NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to get the job done,” MrPerrottet said via a prepared statement.
“Residents have waited long time for this project to get underway, so I encourage thecommunity to view the proposal and have their say.”
Information about the proposal is available at 梧桐夜网rms.nsw.gov419论坛/pitttownbypass.
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