Saturday, April 13, 2024

Picton to Tahmoor shareway contract awarded

The construction tender for a shareway between Picton and Tahmoor has been awarded by Wollondilly Shire Council, meaning works on the project will begin next month.

The project, which will link Picton to Tahmoor along Remembrance Driveway, is being co-funded with Council to the tune of $2.1 million through the NSW State Government’s Resources for Regions program.

This project will begin in the Picton township in December, with the shareway set to provide the 2.4km missing link between the town centres.

Council says it will increase pedestrian safety by providing a dedicated path offset from the road’s edge, as well as providing an alternate transport option for residents.

“Our community has been asking for a share way between Picton and Tahmoor for a long time, and we are excited to be able to deliver it,” said Council CEO, Ben Taylor.

“The shareway will mean that the community, especially our local school students, have access to a safer route to walk or ride to school and we know it will be well used once it is completed,” he said.

“I would like congratulate the Mayor and Councillors and thank the NSW Government and the Member for Wollondilly, Nathaniel Smith MP for helping to make this important project possible.”

Works will include construction of a cycleway, retaining walls, refuge islands, a half-way point rest area; as well as road and stormwater works.

Western Earth Moving have been awarded the tender for construction, with the works scheduled to take approximately one year. The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2022.

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