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.

Changed traffic and access arrangements for Supercars from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November 2017

Some closures are required to be in place before, during and after the event to facilitate the safe installation and then deconstruction of the circuit and pack down of event infrastructure.

Road closures will be in place on roads in the West and CBD as well as within the circuit in the east end to assist with increased pedestrian and bus movements between Newcastle Interchange, event bus interchanges and the gate entrances to the race track.


Access to Honeysuckle Drive properties on Friday 24 November

Access to properties on Honeysuckle Drive is unaffected on Friday and vehicles can travel via Stewart Avenue onto Honeysuckle Drive.

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November

  • Access to Honeysuckle Drive will be via Worth Place only from 6am to 11pm on Saturday and Sunday due to closures on Stewart Avenue.
  • Lane closures: From 6am to 11pm on Saturday and Sunday, Stewart Avenue between Hunter Street and Honeysuckle Drive (northbound lanes only) will be closed. The left turn into Honeysuckle Drive from Hannell Street will also be closed.
  • During these hours residents and business owners should travel via Hunter Street and turn left into Worth Place to access properties along Honeysuckle Drive.

Other key road closreus during the event from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November

  • Watt Street between Ordinance Street and Church Street closed from 5am Friday until 7pm Sunday. Watt Street between Church Street and Wharf Road will also close daily from 7am to 7pm.
  • All roads east of Bolton Street will close each day of the event from 7am to 7pm. Some roads remain closed until 11pm and midnight daily. Vehicle access for properties within the circuit is available outside of event times from 7pm to 7am - entry via King Street and exit via Scott Street only. Accreditation passes are required to use this managed access.
  • Wharf Road between Nobbys Road and Argyle Street will be closed for the entire duration of the event.
  • Some road and lane closures remain in place within the circuit footprint and on Wharf Road between Watt Street and Queens Wharf Road until Tuesday 28 November. One-way traffic changes also stay in place until Tuesday 28 November.

Parking restrictions

Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in effect on sections of Honeysuckle Drive during the 3 days of the event. These clearways are no parking zones – vehicles left parked in these clearways will be towed and a fee applies. Check signage for the most up to date times that clearways are in effect near your property.

Deliveries and drop offs/pick ups
  • Expect delays during the day as there will be an increased number of bus movements along Honeysuckle Drive so traffic is expected to be heavy and timely deliveries will be difficult.
  • Deliveries will be permitted in existing loading zones locations but we ask that deliveries are scheduled prior to 9am and after 11pm where possible.
  • At all other times we request that deliveries aim to take less than 10 minutes when stopping in special event clearway loading zones.
  • Drivers to leave contact details visible on dash of vehicle in case vehicle may need to be towed they can be contacted prior to this occurring.
All traffic and parking conditions will return to normal from 1 December. Details, maps and locations of clearways and other changed traffic conditions are available are

For detailed lists of closures, clearways and changed traffic and access conditions as well as downloadable maps, visit

Downliad full   media release from Coateshire Newcastle 500 (pdf)

Hunter Street between Auckland and Darby Streets - Newcastle Light Rail

From Tuesday 12 September Hunter Street will be closed to traffic between Auckland and Darby streets while Newcastle Light Rail is built. Footpaths will remain open.

This  map (pdf) outlines the construction zone and shows where nearby parking is available. Hunter Street is expected to be reopened to traffic between Auckland and Darby streets by the end of 2017.

More information on Newcastle Light Rail and changes to the area is available on the  Revitalising Newcastle website or view  Newcastle Light Rail frequently asked questions (pdf).

To get in touch with the Precinct Managers, Business Advisor, or for general enquiries about the Newcastle Light Rail please call 1800 684 490 or email

Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing

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