Traffic and pedestrian safety improvement project

Proposed Half Road Closure – New Lambton

Engagement has been finalised on a proposal for traffic changes on Tauranga Road, New Lambton between Thalaba Road and Lambton Road. The proposal has been adopted by Council.

Proposed Half Road Closure – New Lambton

We have proposed a half road closure and one-way traffic northbound on Tauranga Road, between Lambton Road and Thalaba Road.

What was proposed?

The proposed works included:

  • Construction of kerb extensions on the eastern side of Tauranga Road at Lambton Road and at Thalaba Road, with footpath connections and kerb ramps
  • Construction of a kerb ramp on the western side of Tauranga Road
  • Landscaping of kerb extensions
  • New signage and linemarking to indicate one-way traffic flow northbound on Tauranga Road between Lambton Road and Thalaba Road


The signalised intersection of Alma Road and Lambton Road is in close proximity to Royal Place and Tauranga Road. Traffic from Lambton Road (northwest of Tauranga Road) can turn left on the green signal and continue on Lambton Road towards Broadmeadow, or turn left and then position for a right turn into Royal Place. Should a vehicle from Tauranga Road attempt the same movement, there is high potential for an accident.

Signage has been installed in Tauranga Road to discourage these movements (left from Tauranga Road into Lambton Road and right into Royal Place) however the signage is often ignored, and other measures implemented to prevent the movement have had limited effect.

We have been offered funding under the Australian Government Black Spot Program to address the intersection.

We have finalised engagement and the proposal has been adopted by Council.

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City of Newcastle

Phone: 02 4974 2000

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Purpose of collecting personal details: Council is collecting this information to determine the local community’s views and opinions on the proposal outlined.
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