Artist's impression: Rankin Park to Jesmond Shared Path Bridge.

Rankin Park to Jesmond - Newcastle Inner City Bypass

The NSW Government is funding the Rankin Park to Jesmond section 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.

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NOV 2019

NOV 2019Rankin Park to Jesmond shared path bridge

Daracon Group started construction of a shared path bridge over Newcastle Road at Jesmond in November 2019.

The new 34-metre shared path bridge, for cyclists and pedestrians, will replace the existing signalised pedestrian crossing, improving safety and the flow of traffic along Newcastle Road.

Detailed design and tender documentation for construction of the new bypass is currently underway. Main construction of the bypass is subject to funding approval and is expected to take three years.

The project received environmental approval from the Minister for Planning on 15 February 2019. More information is available in our Project Documents.

Project information

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 including:

  • a northern interchange at Newcastle Road
  • an interchange providing access to John Hunter Hospital precinct
  • a southern interchange at Lookout Road
  • structures provided along the bypass to improve connectivity in the bushland for people and animals
  • off-road provisions for pedestrians and cyclists including a shared path bridge over Newcastle Road at Jesmond.

A concept design and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was developed to identify potential environmental, social and economic impact during construction and operation. The concept design was completed in March 2018. The Department of Planning and Environment placed the EIS on public exhibition between 16 November and 16 December 2016.

The Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report (SPIR) was prepared following public exhibition of the EIS to address all issues raised and provide responses. The SPIR was lodged with the Department of Planning & Environment on 28 June 2018.

The project received environmental approval from the Minister for Planning on 15 February 2019. More information is available in our Project Documents.

Construction of the shared path bridge started in November 2019. Nearby residents will be kept consulted with during the construction of the shared path bridge at Jesmond.

We will continue to keep the community and key stakeholders informed as planning progresses for the Rankin Park to Jesmond bypass project.

Project documents

Project updates

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April 2018 project update

Newcastle Inner City Bypass – Rankin Park to Jesmond.

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Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 818 433

Email: rp2j.community@aurecongroup.com

Mail: Rankin Park to Jesmond project team, Roads and Maritime Services, Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle NSW 2300

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