Chinchen and Clyde Street intersection, Islington
We are upgrading the intersection of Chinchen and Clyde streets in 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 community engagement, Council resolved to install traffic signals to improve safety and traffic flow.
Stage 1 construction works, which included kerb and gutter replacement, footpath construction and asphalting, have finished. Transport for NSW has approved design and we are working with them to complete the installation of the traffic signals.
Stage 2, including traffic signal installation and additional civil works, is likely to occur in early to mid 2023.
Also in the area
City of Newcastle partnered with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to implement cycle safety improvements at the Clyde Street railway level crossing.
ARTC shifted the eastern boom gate foundation and we have realigned the kerb and gutter approaching the level crossing from the north. This has relieved the existing pinch point at the level crossing by widening the road to provide a dedicated cycle lane across the railway
This upgrade is consistent with longer term plans for construction of a shared path on the eastern side of Chatham Road and Clyde Street, connecting the east-west cycleway at Griffiths Rd/Chatham Rd to the University to Newcastle City route at Chinchen Street.