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.

Sparke Helmore Newcastle Triathlon 2017

Sunday 26 February 2017 from 5am to 2pm

  • Wharf Road Newcastle at Argyle Street eastward
  • Watt Street, Newcastle at Scott Street northward
  • Nobbys Road, Newcastle East at Fort Drive northward
  • Zaara Street, Newcastle East
  • Moroney Avenue, Newcastle East
  • Ocean Street, Newcastle East
  • Church Street, Newcastle at Watt Street eastward
  • Watt Street, Newcastle at Church Street northward
Sunday 26 February 2017 from 6:30am to 2pm
  • Reserve Road, The Hill at Newcomen Street eastward
  • Reserve Road, The Hill at Wolfe Street eastward
  • Reserve Road, The Hill at The Terrace eastward
  • The Terrace, The Hill at York Drive northward.
Access through the road closures will be maintained for emergency services, residents, traders, events contractors and disability permit holders.
 

Memorial Drive, Bar Beach

Memorial Drive, Bar Beach, between Bar Beach Avenue and Kilgour Avenue will be fully closed to vehicular traffic on Wednesday 22 February 2017 between 5am and 8pm.  The road closure is for a planned crane lift at Cooks Hill Surf Club (weather permitting).

Beresford Street, Newcastle West

Beresford Street, Newcastle West fronting 12 Bellevue Street will be closed to vehicular traffic on Monday 20 February 2017 between 6.30am and 5pm, and Tuesday 21 February 2017 between 6.30am and 5pm. The closure is to allow asphalting both the footpath and the road.

Bolton Street, Newcastle

Bolton Street, Newcastle between Hunter Street and King Street will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday 25 February 2017 between 7am and 5pm. Resident only access will be provided under traffic control. Pedestrian access is unaffected. The closure is a planned crane lift.

SURFEST

John Parade, Merewether between Watkins Street and Henderson Parade will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic from 5am Tuesday 7 February 2017 to 5pm Tuesday 28 February 2017. The road closure will remain in place for the continuous period to conduct the SURFEST 2017 event.

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

From Monday 27 February, traffic movement along Shortland Esplanade will be one way south from Ocean Street to Watt Street. From Monday 6 March, Shortland Esplanade will close between Ocean Street and Watt Street, with north bound traffic maintained between Ocean and Zaara streets.  These closures will be in place day and night to allow for excavations for electrical utility upgrades and full reconstruction of the roadway. More information.

Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing

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