Road Closures

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


Joslin Street, Kotara

We have implemented a half road closure to allow our upgrade of the Joslin Street Local Centre. Joslin Street will be temporarily closed to northbound traffic between the intersections of Joslin Street with Rae Crescent and Rodway Parade until late February 2021.

During the half-road closure access to residential driveways may be impeded for short periods. We will endeavour to keep access to Joslin Street shops available at all times. If there is a requirement for a temporary closure we will communicate this with residents and shop owners prior to commencement. Please keep the street free from parked vehicles at this location during this time.

We appreciate your patience during this time. Please follow the on-site signage and directions of our team.

More information on this closure

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 Lambon

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.


Wolfe Street, Newcastle

(Between Hunter Street Mall and King Street)
Due to significant pavement damage caused by a watermain failure at the intersection of King and Wolfe Streets.
Planning for works is underway.


Albert Street, Wickham

(Between Railway Street and Branch Street)
From 30 October 2020 until early 2021.
These works will allow improvements to stormwater infrastructure in the area as part of the City of Newcastle’s construction of a new roundabout at the corner of Albert and Railway Streets. Diversions will be in place so please follow the on-site signage.

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Listed above are planned streets that are temporarily closed to traffic in accordance with Roads Act, 1993, Part 8, Division 1.