Islington - Chinchen and Clyde Street intersection

City of Newcastle is seeking to upgrade the intersection of Chinchen and Clyde streets Islington to improve traffic, pedestrian and cyclist movements and safety in the area.

The intersection has a history of accidents and near misses involving vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians being an entrance to the Tighes Hill campus of TAFE NSW and the juncture of two key cycling routes.

Following public consultation, City of Newcastle resolved to install traffic signals as the preferred means to improve safety and traffic flow.


RMS is required to approve new traffic signals. We are now working with RMS to obtain this approval.

Design and construction program

Feedback from public consultation is being used to develop the final intersection design for use by motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. The final design is currently being completed.

Current works

Enabling works are being carried out, mostly over weekends, and will be completed in August 2019.  Works include kerb and gutter replacement, footpath construction and asphalting.

There will be minimal closures of the intersection during works, temporary detours will be used place if closures occur.

Also in the area

We are also working with the Australian Rail Track Corporation on cycle safety improvements at the Clyde Street level crossing.