Road Closures

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

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.

Clyde Street, Islington / Hamilton North

Council wishes to advise that the section of Clyde Street, between Chatham Road Hamilton North and Girling Street Islington will be fully closed for vehicular traffic from 10am Saturday 11 March 2017 to 4am Monday 13 March 2017.  The road closure will facilitate completion of rail maintenance.


John Parade, Merewether between Watkins Street and Henderson Parade will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic from 5am Tuesday 7 February 2017 to 5pm Tuesday 28 February 2017. The road closure will remain in place for the continuous period to conduct the SURFEST 2017 event.

Watkins Street, Merewether

The one-way southbound section of Watkins Street, Merewether, will be closed between Patrick and Buchanan for around two months from Thursday 2 February 2017 to allow for road reconstruction, new drainage and pedestrian facility improvements.
To access Watkins south of Helen Street, vehicles travelling along Patrick Street to Merewether will have to take Frederick and Helen.
Council will make every effort to minimise disruptions to traffic, businesses and residents while the work is carried out.

Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle

From Monday 27 February, traffic movement along Shortland Esplanade will be one way south from Ocean Street to Watt Street. From Monday 6 March, Shortland Esplanade will close between Ocean Street and Watt Street, with north bound traffic maintained between Ocean and Zaara streets.  These closures will be in place day and night to allow for excavations for electrical utility upgrades and full reconstruction of the roadway. More information.

Road Rehabilitation and Resurfacing

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