Road Closures

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

Newcastle Light Rail - work in progress in the city centre

Sections of Hunter Street are closed to traffic for the construction of the light rail. Footpaths will remain open. See  Work in progress for the latest road closure updates.

More information on Newcastle Light Rail and changes to the area is available on the  Revitalising Newcastle website or view  Newcastle Light Rail frequently asked questions (pdf).

To get in touch with the Precinct Managers, Business Advisor, or for general enquiries about the Newcastle Light Rail please call 1800 684 490 or email

Temporary Road Closures

Council wishes to advise the following streets will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic to conduct the event listed below. The closures are in accordance with Roads Act, 1993, Part 8, Division 1.

Brunker Road, Adamstown

Brunker Road, Adamstown, between Rifle Street and Victoria Street will be fully closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday 2 September 2018 (8am to 4pm). Access for buses servicing route 28, residents and businesses will be maintained.  The road closure will be implemented by Ausgrid to facilitate installation of fibre-optic cable.

King Street (Little King Street), Newcastle West

King Street (Little King Street), between Stewart Avenue and King Street will be fully closed to vehicular traffic for a continuous period between 22 August 2018 (5am) and 23 August 2018 (4pm). Access for local traffic will be maintained from King Street. The road closure will facilitate decommissioning of the tower crane at 514 King Street.

Maintenance of Lambton Road Bridge, Broadmeadow

Transport NSW will undertake bridge strengthening works at Lambton Road Bridge, Broadmeadow from Monday 6 August to Friday 31 August, with the footpath on the southern side of the bridge closed throughout the project. 

Westbound traffic lanes will be closed all weekend on Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August. Two remaining lanes will be open and will be used for westbound and eastbound traffic on the bridge.

More information on the project is available on the Transport NSW website or view Works Lambton Road Bridge Broadmeadow (pdf).

Frederick and Helen streets, Merewether

From Tuesday 17 April 2018, Frederick Street will be closed southbound between Helen Street and Berner Street with detours via Watkins Street to John Parade.
Helen Street will be closed at Watkins Street, with detours southbound via Watkins Street to John Parade.  Resident access will be available northbound along Frederick Street.
These road closures will be in place until August 2018 to enable road and drainage renewal works in Frederick Street

Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing

Due to Council road work minor traffic disruptions may be experienced at the following locations - find out more