Rankin Park to Jesmond - Newcastle Inner City Bypass
Rankin Park to Jesmond is the fifth stage of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass. The 3.4 kilometre bypass would be built between Rankin Park and Jesmond, to the west of John Hunter Hospital.
Updates and announcements
In June 2014 the NSW Government announced it would provide $280 million for the Rankin Park to Jesmond section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass.
A refined strategic design has been developed, which includes major improvements for traffic flow at the interchanges and minimises potential environmental and community impacts.
Feedback on the refined strategic design closed on 9 June 2016 and will be considered in preparing the concept design and environmental assessment.
Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for their feedback and will continue to work with the community and stakeholders as planning progresses.
The Rankin Park to Jesmond section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass would provide traffic relief to the surrounding road network, in particular the existing route of Lookout Road, Croudace Street and Newcastle Road.
The project would involve building a 3.4 kilometre four-lane divided road with:
- A northern interchange at Newcastle Road
- A southern interchange at Lookout Road
- A half interchange providing access to John Hunter Hospital to/from the north
- Three structures provided along the bypass to improve connectivity in the bushland for people and animals
- Off-road provisions for pedestrians and cyclists including a footbridge over Newcastle Road at Jesmond Park.
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We will continue to work with the community and other key stakeholders as planning for the Rankin Park to Jesmond project continues.