JUL 2020Work postponed
Transport for NSW is planning to start work in the coming weeks at the Stewart Avenue and King Street intersection at Newcastle West to build a left turn slip lane from Stewart Avenue onto King Street and install a pedestrian crossing across the new slip lane.
Work on the Stewart Avenue and King Street intersection is currently postponed while Transport finalises arrangements with the City of Newcastle.
The NSW Government is investing $1.4 million for improvements at the intersection to improve traffic flow and increase traffic efficiency.
The project involves building a left turn slip-lane from Stewart Avenue onto King Street and installing a pedestrian crossing across the new slip lane.
This project is one of a number of intersection upgrades to improve traffic flow in the city centre following the introduction of the Newcastle Light Rail.
These improvements are needed to ensure the intersection continues to operate effectively into the future.
A number of options were investigated and we carefully considered the potential impact to the adjacent Birdwood Park.
The selected design for the left turn slip lane offers the required traffic efficiency benefits while minimising the impacts to trees in the park. We will be removing two large fig trees near the corner of the intersection and two smaller trees.
The City of Newcastle planted a second row of fig trees in Birdwood Park some years ago in preparation for future road widening. We have been consulting with Council about five replacement trees which will be planted along Stewart Avenue as part of the work.
A review of environmental factors (REF) has been prepared for this project. For more information or a copy of the REF please contact our project manager using the contact details below.
For further information about this project contact:
Phone: (02) 4908 7738 (business hours – Project Manager, Natalie Perfrement