Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing

In the 2023/24 financial year, we have allocated close to $25 million for the renewal and delivery of new roads, bridges and new footpaths. This includes $7 million on bridges, $11.5 million on road rehabilitation, $4 million on road resurfacing, preparation, testing and monitoring, $1 million on footpaths and $1.5 million on street furniture.

What's involved?

Road resurfacing involves replacement of the top layers of the road - asphalting, linemarking, and often accompanying kerb and gutter works.

Road rehabilitation work often involves repair or replacement of drainage structures or other services deep underneath the road.

Road surface preservation works include crack sealing, asphalt patching, resealing and surface rejuvenation treatments are carried out on an annual program. If you would like more information about our re-sealing program and why we do it, please visit the Re-sealing Your Road page.

A quick run down of how our crews deal with potholes across Newcastle.

Road rehabilitation works

Current rehabilitation projects

  • Maryland Drive, Maryland - now complete
  • Irrawang Road, Wallsend - now complete
  • Awabkal Drive, Fletcher - now complete
  • Arunga Drive, Beresfield - now complete
  • Kinta Drivet, Beresfield - now complete

Road resurfacing works

Current resurfacing projects

  • Beaumont Street, Hamilton - now complete
  • Prince Street, Waratah - now complete
  • Chinchen Street, Islington - now complete
  • Seaton Street, Maryland - now complete
  • Sandycroft Street, Maryland - now complete
  • Boundary Road, Maryland - now complete
  • Berwick Crescent, Maryland - now complete
  • Cowper Street, Wallsend - now complete
  • Lenaghans Drive, Lenaghans - now complete
  • William Street, Tighes Hill - now complete
  • Justin Parade, Elermore Vale - now complete
  • Pauline Place, Elermore Vale - now complete 
  • Stacey Close, Elermore Vale - now complete 
  • Macarthur Street, Shortland - now complete
  • Corona Street, Mayfield - now complete

Planned resurfacing projects

  • Denison Street, Hamilton
  • Myra Street, New Lambton
  • Cromwell Street, New Lambton 
  • Lott Street, Carrington

Kerb and gutter works

Kerb and gutter upgrades

  • Fern Street, Islington - now complete

Footpath rehabilitation

  • Johnson Street, Kotara - now complete
  • Tyrrell Street, Wallsend - now complete

New footpaths

We have separate programs for the expansion of the footpath and cycleway networks through Pedestrian and Traffic Improvements and Cycleway Works.

Other Works

There is also funding for replacement of street signs, line marking, ordinance fencing and street furniture.

Street lighting

  • Anderson Drive, Beresfield (pedestrian crossing lighting) - now complete
  • Sunset Boulevard, North Lambton (pedestrian crossing lighting) - now complete

Transport stops

  • 155A Maitland Road, Islington 
  • 86 Georgetown Road, Waratah
  • 140 - 142 Maitland Road, Islington
  • 18A Morehead Street, Lambton
  • 104 Hanbury Street, Mayfield
  • 44 Watkins Street, Merewether
  • 22 National Park Street, Newcastle West
  • 2 Platt Street, Waratah

What's next?

  • Minmi Road, Wallsend
  • Longworth Avenue, Wallsend
  • Memorial Drive, The Hill - Embankment Stabilisation