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.
NOV 2020Shared path bridge update
The new shared path bridge on Newcastle Road between Croudace Street and the Jesmond roundabout was successfully installed on Saturday 10 October 2020.More information
Watch the bridge installation highlights video:
SEP 2020Shared path bridge progress
Newcastle Road between Croudace Street and the Jesmond roundabout will be temporarily closed with local detours in place to allow for the crane lift of the main bridge span.More information
We will be working between 9pm on Saturday 10 October and 10am Sunday 11 October and expect to complete the work in one shift, weather permitting. If this arrangement is postponed, the work will be rescheduled to Saturday 17 October.
You can read more about the work in the September 2020 notification (PDF, 216Kb).
JUL 2020Design refinements
We are continuing to refine the design in response to community feedback and have made a number of improvements to the northern and southern interchanges. You can read more about the refinements in the July 2020 update (PDF, 1.95Mb).
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.
For further information about this project contact:
Phone: 1800 818 433
Mail: Rankin Park to Jesmond project team, Transport for NSW, Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle NSW 2300