Road Closures

Council will make every effort to ensure disruptions to traffic, businesses, pedestrians and residents are minimised during works.

Temporary Road Closures

Council wishes to advise the following streets will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic to conduct the event listed below. The closures are in accordance with Roads Act, 1993, Part 8, Division 1.

Port to Port Mountain Bike Race 2017

Sunday 28 May 2017 from 8am to 1pm

  • Scenic Drive, Merewether between Yule Road and Ridge Street
  • Henderson Parade, Merewether between Merewether Beach car park and John Parade
  • John Parade, Merewether between Frederick Street and Dixon Park car park
  • Berner Street, Merewether between Ocean Street and Dixon Park car park.

Margaret Street, Mayfield East

Margaret Street Mayfield East, between George and Mounter Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7am to 3pm Monday 5 June 2017.
Limited resident access will be available. The road closure will facilitate a water main connection.
 

Watkins Street, Merewether

The one-way southbound section of Watkins Street, Merewether, will be closed between Patrick and Buchanan for around two months from Thursday 2 February 2017 to allow for road reconstruction, new drainage and pedestrian facility improvements.

 
To access Watkins south of Helen Street, vehicles travelling along Patrick Street to Merewether will have to take Frederick and Helen.  Council will make every effort to minimise disruptions to traffic, businesses and residents while the work is carried out.

Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle

Shortland Esplanade in Newcastle East will close between Ocean Street and Watt Street from Monday 6 March to allow for the upgrade of the southern section of Shortland Esplanade. At this time Shortland Esplanade will also become one-way northbound between Ocean Street and Zaara Street.
 
Traffic heading south on Shortland Esplanade from Nobbys will be directed onto Zaara Street. Pedestrian access along the western footpath of Shortland Esplanade will be maintained between Ocean Street and Watt Street, as directed by onsite signage.
 
Full vehicle access will be restored as soon as possible, but the closure is expected to last up to six months. Resident access will be maintained during this period. More information.

Other works

Frederick Street, Merewether

Council is carrying out underground utility investigations in Frederick Street, Merewether, from Patrick to Berner streets, on Saturday 27 May 2017 between 7am and 3.30pm. Weekend work is required due to the busy nature of this intersection during business hours. Council will make every effort to ensure that disruption to traffic and residents in the area is minimised. There will be some noise generated from the equipment used.

Industrial Drive, Mayfield

Council is carrying out underground utility investigations in Industrial Drive, Mayfield, at the Vine Street intersection, on Saturday 27 May 2017 between 7am and 3.30pm. Weekend work is required due to the busy nature of this intersection during business hours. Council will make every effort to ensure that disruption to traffic and residents in the area is minimised. There will be some noise generated from the equipment used.

Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing

Due to Council road work minor traffic disruptions may be experienced at the following locations - find out more