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.

Croane Street, Merewether

Coane Street, between Frederick Street and Ranclaud Street Merewether will be closed to traffic from 7am Monday 27 March 2017 to 5pm Friday 31 March 2017.  Limited resident access will be available.  The road closure will facilitate completion of crane lifts.

NEWRUN Festival of Running

The following streets will be closed to traffic on Sunday 2 April from 5:30am - 11am:

  • Memorial Drive, Bar Beach between Kilgour Avenue to High Street
  • High Street, The Hill between Memorial Drive to Anzac Parade
  • Cliff Street and The Terrace, The Hill between High Street and York Drive
  • York Drive, Newcastle between The Terrace and Reserve Road
  • Reserve Road/Ordnance Street, Newcastle between Newcommen Street and Watt Street
  • Watt Street, Newcastle between King Street and Ordnance Street (access to James Fletcher hospital maintained)
  • Church Street, Newcastle between Bolton Street and Watt Street
  • King Street (westbound), Newcastle between Watt Street and Pacific Street
  • Pacific Street (southbound), Newcastle between King Street and Ocean Street
  • Ocean Street, Newcastle between Pacific Street and Shortland Esplanade
  • Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle East between Ocean Street and Nobbys Road
  • Zaara Street and Moroney Avenue, Newcastle East between Scott Street and Shortland Esplanade
  • Wharf Road, Newcastle between Argyle Street and Nobbys Road
  • Watt Street, Newcastle between Scott Street and Wharf Road
  • Horseshoe Beach Road and Pasha Way, Newcastle East (including adjacent parking areas).

Please note that access and egress for Newcastle Bus Station will be maintained from Watt Street during the closure period.

Hexham Bridge, Pacific Highway

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out the work which includes inspecting and testing the electrical, mechanical and emergency system components of the bridge. Work will also be carried out to lubricate the counterweight ropes, install CCTV, and repair bridge accesses.

Roads and Maritime Services will be working Monday the 20 March 2017 to Wednesday the 22 March 2017, between 8pm and 4.30am, and we expect to complete the project in three nights, weather permitting. We will let you know in advance if we need to work outside these times.

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. When the work is completed, Shortland Esplanade will be one way southward between Ocean and Watt. Resident access will be maintained during this period.
More information.

Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing

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