Nelson Bay Road upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services has completed an upgrade of Nelson Bay Road from Bobs Farm to Anna Bay. The final stage of the upgrade involved reconstructing the existing carriageway and building a second carriageway between Cromarty Lane, Bobs Farm and Port Stephens Drive roundabout, Anna Bay.

Updates and announcements

Construction started in August 2013 and was completed on 18 May 2015. For more information about the completion of the upgrade, read the May 2015 media release.

Project background

Nelson Bay Road is the main arterial link connecting Newcastle to Williamtown and the Tomaree Peninsula. It carries a large volume of local and tourist traffic visiting the Nelson Bay area. It is the only route servicing the Tomaree Peninsula and the various townships between Newcastle and Nelson Bay.

This project is the final stage and longest section (4.2 kilometres in length) of the upgrade of Nelson Bay Road to dual carriageway between Bobs Farm and Anna Bay (total length 6.8 kilometres).

Project objectives

  • Improved safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
  • Better bays for bus passengers
  • Reduced traffic delays
  • More reliable travel times for motorists using this section of Nelson Bay Road.

Key features

  • Constructing a second carriageway between Cromarty Lane and Port Stephens Drive roundabout, Anna Bay
  • Rebuilding the existing carriageway
  • Landscaped median to separate opposing traffic
  • Ten upgraded bus bays
  • New u-turn facilities to provide safe access to properties along the route
  • Pedestrian refuges in the median adjacent to bus bays
  • Wider shoulders and improved intersections.
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