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.

Information on how to get around the city centre during construction can be found here.

Useful links

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.


2.

Former rail corridor between former Wickham Station and Worth Place

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

Latest update - 

19 April 2018 - Newcastle West - construction update - traffic changes on Beresford Street

Previous update -  

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

May 2017 - Newcastle West - Wickham construction overview 

 




5.

Hunter Street between Darby Street and Crown Street

Work starts: 8 January 2018
Status: In progress
More info: 

Latest update -

29 March 2018 - Hunter Street - Darby to Crown - construction update - out of hours work

Previous updates - 

December 2017 - Hunter Street - Darby to Crown - construction overview

 



7.

Scott Street between Wolfe Street and Newcomen Street

Work starts: 5 February 2018
Status: In progress
More info: 

Latest update - 

January 2018 - Scott Street - Wolfe to Newcomen (zone 7) - construction overview



9.

Scott Street between Watt Street and Pacific Street

Work starts: 8 January 2018
Status: In progress
More info

Latest update -

4 May 2018 - intersection of Watt and Scott streets - construction update - road closures

Previous update -

December 2017 - Scott Street - Newcomen to Pacific (zones 8&9) - construction overview


10.

Scott Street between Pacific Street and Telford Street

Work starts: 5 February 2018
Status: In progress
More info: 

Latest update - 

January 2018 - Scott Street - Pacific to Telford (zone 10) - construction overview

 

 

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

Other work on Hunter and Scott streets

Revitalising Newcastle and Newcastle City Council are working together to deliver the new, wider footpaths on Hunter and Scott streets between Worth Place and Telford Street: 

4 May 2018 - Hunter and Scott streets - footpath upgrades overview

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 

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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