Inner Newcastle Traffic Study

Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out a study to investigate traffic efficiency along several state road corridors in inner Newcastle, which will help determine the priorities for future upgrades of the Newcastle road network.

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Community consultation closed on 8 August 2014 and feedback and suggestions received will inform the completed study.

Project background

Roads and Maritime has carried out preliminary investigations and identified significant traffic congestion issues at 23 sites in inner Newcastle, along five state road corridors. The traffic study will investigate these sites, and others identified by the local community, to develop a priority list of future potential projects.

The primary focus of this study is to inform future road network planning in inner Newcastle.

Study area

The study will investigate traffic issues along state roads within inner Newcastle, however impacts from and on local roads will also be considered. Several major roads are included in the study area, as shown in the map.

Next steps

The study will be informed by technical studies and community input. When the study is complete, a prioritisation list of potential future traffic projects will be considered for future funding.

No funding has been allocated for any construction work at this time, apart from work related to the Rankin Park to Jesmond section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass.

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