Work in progress

Major Newcastle Light Rail construction started in September 2017. Most of Hunter and Scott streets along the light rail route will be temporarily closed to traffic during construction in the first half of 2018. Pedestrian access to businesses and residences will be maintained at all times during construction. View the 2018 construction overview.

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We will provide information for each construction zone outlining key activities, details on traffic arrangements, what to expect during construction, and contact details before work starts in a given area.

1.

Stewart Avenue between Hunter Street and Honeysuckle Drive

Work starts: August 2017 (weekend work only)
Status: In progress
More information:

Latest update - 27 September 2017 - Newcastle West - Stewart Avenue - construction update

Previous update - 30 August 2017 - Newcastle West - Stewart Avenue - construction update

4 August 2017 - Newcastle West - Stewart Avenue - construction overview

 


2.

Former rail corridor between former Wickham Station and Worth Place

Work starts: May 2017
Status: In progress
More information:

Latest update - August 2017 - Newcastle West - Stewart Avenue to Worth Place update

Previous update - May 2017 - Newcastle West - Wickham construction overview 

 


3.

Hunter Street between Worth Place and Auckland Street

Work starts: 3 January 2018
Status: In progress
More info: Latest update - December 2017 - Hunter Street - Worth Place to Auckland Street - construction overview



5.

Hunter Street between Darby Street and Crown Street

Work starts: 8 January 2018
Status: In progress
More info: Latest update - December 2017 - Hunter Street - Darby to Crown - construction overview

 


6.

Hunter Street between Crown Street and Wolfe Street

Work starts: 3 November 2017
Status: In progress
More info:

Latest update -     20 November 2017 - Hunter and Scott streets - Crown to Wolfe - construction update

                             20 November 2017 - Hunter and Scott streets - Crown to Wolfe - map

Previous update24 October 2017 - Hunter and Scott streets - Crown to Perkins - construction update

                             24 October 2017 - Hunter and Scott streets - Crown to Perkins - map

                             September 2017 - Hunter and Scott streets - Crown to Perkins - construction overview

 


7.

Scott Street between Wolfe Street and Newcomen Street

Work starts: February 2018
Status: Not started
More info: More information coming soon


8.

Scott Street between Newcomen Street and Watt Street

Work starts: 8 January 2018
Status: In progress
More info: Latest update - December 2017 - Scott Street - Newcomen to Pacific (zones 8&9) - construction overview


9.

Scott Street between Watt Street and Pacific Street

Work starts: 8 January 2018
Status: In progress
More infoLatest update - December 2017 - Scott Street - Newcomen to Pacific (zones 8&9) - construction overview


10.

Scott Street between Pacific Street and Telford Street

Work starts: February 2018
Status: Not started
More info:  More information coming soon

 

 

Work not involving road closures will also take place throughout the project in all zones.

Other work on Hunter and Scott streets

Upgrades to deep sewer infrastructure on Hunter and Scott streets will start from 22 January 2018: 

18 January 2018 - Hunter and Scott streets (zones 4, 5, 8, 9) - construction notification - deep sewer upgrades 

Information for road users

To build light rail as quickly as possible, sections of Hunter and Scott streets will be temporarily closed to traffic in 2018.  Footpaths remain open so you can still get to businesses and residences.

Changed traffic conditions may cause some delays and we encourage people to take this into account when planning their trip. When travelling in and around the city centre, consider using alternative routes to help avoid traffic congestion. 

We will display up to date information, including road closures and detours on electronic message signs along the road. For the latest traffic information, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

Current road closures:

  • Hunter Street between Worth Place and Brown Street, with the exception of the Auckland to Merewether Street section of Hunter Street which is open to traffic
  • Scott Street between Brown and Pacific streets. One lane remains open in each direction on Watt Street across Scott Street
  • Worth Place. Consider using Stewart Avenue, Merewether Street or Watt Street instead.

View our handy parking guide for information on where you can park in Newcastle city centre.

Information about bus changes

City centre bus changes came into effect on Sunday 10 September. Hunter Street buses are being diverted at Union Street. Customers travelling east of Union Street will now travel on King and Watt streets, with the exception of routes 106 and 107, which will use Honeysuckle Drive and Wharf Road. Click here for the map showing the bus route diversions and new bus stop locations, or download the bus changes flyer here. Plan your trip at newcastletransport.info

Project updates

Project updates will be published regularly outlining light rail work completed and upcoming work

Previous project updates can be found in the library

Contact us

Phone:

  • 1800 684 490 for general enquiries about Newcastle Light Rail
  • 1800 775 465 for urgent construction related enquiries or issues (24 hour line)

Email: projects@transport.nsw.gov.au

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