Upgrade work to begin on Picton Road intersection in NSW


Roads and Maritime Services in Australia is set to start upgrade works on Picton Road at the Menangle Road intersection in New South Wales (NSW). 

The project aims to reduce the risk of collisions that occur on highways and improve the safety of motorists travelling in the region. 

For this project, the Australian Government has allocated $490,000 under the Black Spot Programme. A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said: "Work involves widening the westbound shoulder on Picton Road and building a dedicated right turn lane into Menangle Road to reduce the risk of rear-end crashes. 

"Work will also be carried out on Menangle Road to build a concrete median and move the existing hold line forward to improve sight distance for motorists turning onto Picton Road. 

"Work involves widening the westbound shoulder on Picton Road and building a dedicated right turn lane into Menangle Road to reduce the risk of rear-end crashes."

"Street lighting will also be installed at the intersection at a later stage to provide greater visibility for motorists at night."

Set to begin from later this month, upgrade works will be completed by 20 October. 

During this period, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will also be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.  

As part of another development, works on the Albion Park Rail bypass are expected to begin soon.  

Three construction companies have been shortlisted and were invited to tender for the design and construct contract.  

The Albion Park Rail bypass is expected to improve journey times between Yallah and Oak Flats by completing the missing link of the Princes Highway.