Road Closures

This page includes information regarding full road closures on major Council controlled local roads, full road closures which may affect or impact major roads, or full road closures on minor roads which are of extended duration.

We make every effort to ensure disruptions to traffic, businesses, pedestrians and residents are minimised during works.

Please note that road closure applicants have a duty as part of the conditions of their permit to notify affected businesses and residents of the upcoming works usually at least two (2) business days prior to works commencing.

See “Related links” for road closure information from other sources concerning works not listed here.

Thorn Street, Newcastle

Between Hunter Street and King Street

Full road closure of Thorn Street between Hunter Street and King Street on from 22- 24 November 2021 between 0900-1200 for the removal and reinstallation of light cable on Thorn Street. Works are being carried out by TQM Design and Construct Pty Ltd.

Fullerton Street, Stockton

Between Clyde Street and Chester Street

With the Kyowa Rock Bag project coming to a an end, works are set to commence at Stockton Ballast Grounds to return the park ara back to its previous state. To facilitate truck movements in the area to remove material and fencing there will be a partial road closure of Fullerton Street between Clyde and Chester Streets from 29 November to 24 December 2021 (0600-1800). Works are being carried out by Traffic Logistics on behalf of Soil Conservation Services.

Watt Street, Newcastle

Between Wharf Road and Scott Street

Partial Road closure for drainage replacement, kerb, gutter and footpath replacement, lighting, and transport stop upgrade east side only between 26 October and 14 November 2021, 24/7 and west side only between 15 November and 03 December 2021, 24/7. Works are being carried out by City of Newcastle.

Perkins Street, Newcastle

Between King Street and Hunter Street

Full road closure of Perkins Street Newcastle between King Street and Hunter Street from 22 November to 23 December 2021 for construction works including demolition, stormwater and footpath works. Full road closure between the hours of 0700-1700 and partial road closure after hours. Works are being carried out by StateWide Civil on behalf of City of Newcastle.

Union Street, Wickham

At Throsby Street

Periodic full road closures to facilitate a works zone for a construction site from 30 August and 6 December 2021 between the hours of 0600-1700 Monday to Saturday. Works are being carried out by LGB & Co Pty Ltd.

Minmi Road, Minmi

Between McCarthy Street and Brookfield Avenue

Speed reduction on Minmi Road in place between 14 October 2021 to 30 September 2023 in support of subdivision construction relating to Minmi Precinct 1B Stage 1 CC2019/00642. Works are being carried out by Daracon Group.

Barrie Crescent Stockton

Due to the installation of the temporary rock bag structure, road closures will be in place near Stockton Beach at Barrie Crescent. The following roads are closed with access to residents only.

  • Griffith Avenue
  • Booth Street
  • Barrie Crescent

Merewether to The Junction

Cycleway Construction on Watkins St from Glebe Rd, The Junction through to John Parade, Merewether.

The southbound lane of Watkins Street is currently closed between Helen Street and Berner Street and detours are in place.

Cycleway works will generally be carried out on weekdays during daylight hours between 7am and 5pm. Weekend work (Saturdays 8am – 2pm) will also be required at key stages of construction and when site conditions require.

The works are planned to be completed mid 2021.

New Lambton Heights

Curzon Road, New Lambton

To allow for the renewal of a retaining wall, there is a single lane closure in place along Curzon Road, between Carrington Parade and Brett Street. Please follow the direction of signage and traffic controllers.


Albert Street, Wickham

Our works have been underway since mid 2020, and in this time we have constructed new
footpaths, kerb and gutter, improved drainage, pedestrian refuges and upgraded street

Construction of the new roundabout is largely complete, with traffic controls remaining at Branch Street off the Cowper Street roundabout. We are now completing the final remaining works including resurfacing and pathways, and we anticipate final delivery of the overall project by the end of May 2021.

Real-time traffic updates

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In accordance with Roads Act, 1993, Part 8, Division 1, the above are planned street closures.