Islington - Chinchen and Clyde Street intersection
City of Newcastle is seeking to upgrade the intersection of Chinchen and Clyde streets 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 public consultation, City of Newcastle resolved to install traffic signals as the preferred means to improve safety and traffic flow.
RMS is required to approve new traffic signals. We are now working with RMS to obtain this approval.
Design and construction program
Feedback from public consultation is being used to develop the final intersection design for use by motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. The final design is currenlty being completed.
Enabling works will be carried out over three weekends in June. The enabling works involve changes to drainage and telecommunications.
Full closure of the intersection will be required for works to proceed. Detours will be in place over three weekends while work is being undertaken.
Also in the area
We are also working with the Australian Rail Track Corporation on cycle safety improvements at the Clyde Street level crossing.