City Road, Merewether

The NSW Government is funding a $1.85 million essential maintenance project between Alice Street and Glebe Road, Merewether to improve drainage and provide a safer road.

City Road, Merewether
City Road, Merewether

Updates and announcements

Stage two work started Saturday 5 January 2019 and will take about four months to complete, weather permitting. Stage two requires some changed traffic conditions on City Road. One lane towards Newcastle will be closed until mid-February and some road closures for adjoining roads will be in place until the project is completed, outlined below.

We will be working between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and occasionally on Saturday from 8am to 5pm and Sunday from 9am to 4pm during stage two of the work. If night work is required, then the affected residents will be notified.

Project features

The project is being completed in two stages:

Stage one (completed) involves installing new drainage pipes across City Road (three small crossings between Alice Street and Glebe Road and another major crossing near Allworth Street).

Stage two involves rebuilding the kerb and gutter, installing new drainage pipes and resurfacing.

Traffic changes

One lane heading towards Newcastle will be closed until mid-February for the drainage improvements. Following that, traffic conditions will change so work can start on the other side of City Road, however most of this southbound work will be completed at night so traffic impacts will be kept to a minimum. Stage two also requires some road closures, outlined below.

Road closures:

To allow more work to be carried out during the day and to improve safety for workers, some road closures for adjoining roads will be in place during Stage two of the work, including:

  • Closure of William Street between City Road and Edward Street. Access for residents will be from Edward Street only.
  • Closure of Allworth Street between City Road and Glebe Road. Access for residents will be from Glebe Road only.
  • No access in or out of the southern leg of Allworth Street to City Road. Access for residents will be from Wilton Street.
Road closures for City Road, Merewether drainage improvements
Road closures for City Road, Merewether drainage improvements

Community engagement

We will continue working with the community and stakeholders during the work to understand issues and minimise potential impacts.

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