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.

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.

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.

Perkins Street, Newcastle

Between King Street and Hunter Street

Full road closure of Perkins Street Newcastle between King Street and Hunter Street from 18 September to 21 November 2021 between the hours of 0700-1700 for construction works including demolition, stormwater and footpath works. Works are being carried out by StateWide Civil on behalf of City of Newcastle.

Full week road closure of Perkins Street Newcastle between King Street and Hunter Street from Monday 18 to 22 October 2021 for 100t crane and construction works between the hours of 0600 and 1800. Works are being carried out by Traffic Logistics on behalf of Richard Crookes.

Grandview Road, New Lambton Heights

Between Lookout Road and Marshall Street

On Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October (contingency Thursday 28 October 2021) between the hours of 1930 and 0500 Grandview Road will be open but vheicles travelling south bound on Lookout Road will not be permitted to turn right into Grandview Road. Detour via Cardiff Road and Marshall Street. Lookout Road contra flow in operation between 2100 – 0500. The southbound carriageway on Lookout Road between Cardiff Road and Blackbutt Reserve will be closed between 2100-0500.

These works are being undertaken by Quickway Transport & Utilities Infastructure on behalf of Transport for NSW to relocate major utilities at the southern end of the Rankin Park to Jesmond project.

King Street (eastbound), Newcastle

Between Union Street and Auckland Street

Road closure eastbound on King Street, Newcastle between Union Street and Auckland Street on the 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st October 2021 (Saturdays and Sundays), between the hours of 0400am – 1900pm to facilitate the removal of a tower crane at a construction site located at 386 King Street, Newcastle.

Bus stops in this section of King Street will be temporarily closed during the road closure. Footpath on King Street will remain open to pedestrians.

Parkway Avenue, Hamilton East

Between Denison Street and Skelton Street

Southbound road closure on Parkway Avenue between Denison Street and Skelton Street for Hunter Water sewer / water mains repair works between 13 September and 15 November 2021 (24/7).

The bus stop fronting 286 Parkway Avenue will be temporarily relocated to approximately 15m towards the suoth. The footpath on both sides of Parkway Avenue will remain open to pedestrians.

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.

Hunter Street, Newcastle

Between Wolfe Street and Perkins Street

Full road closure of Hunter Street between Wolfe Street and Perkins Street to continue mall redevelopment works from 22 July through 2 September 2021.

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.