Planning ahead for upgrades to the Western Corridor

We're upgrading the road network within the western corridor to provide greater access for the communities of Wallsend, Minmi, Fletcher and Maryland. These upgrades which aim to ease congestion, improve traffic flow, and support the growth of the western corridor, are being delivered in stages.

Detailed designs are currently being developed for the upgrade and widening of Minmi Road from Maryland Drive to west of the Summerhill Road roundabout, and Longworth Avenue. We plan to commence construction of these upgrades in early 2025.

To help improve traffic flow ahead of and during construction, we’re planning additional changes to some intersections in the surrounding areas. These proposed changes aim to ease congestion, reduce bottlenecks, and increase safety for all road users while our works are underway. It is anticipated that access to Longworth Avenue may be impacted during the widening and upgrade of this road.

Proposed changes

  • Extension of the dual right turn lanes from Cameron Street into Minmi Road (northbound) to ease congestion from cars queueing.
  • Improved access to the Wallsend Health Campus with the connection of Stapleton Street and Nash Street. Access to Nash Street via Cameron Street will be for emergency vehicles only.
  • Temporary closure of the cycleway on the northern side of Cameron Street. An off-road cycleway will be installed on the southern side of Cameron Street in conjunction with a temporary on-road bi-directional cycleway along Stapleton Street, connecting to the existing off-road cycleway at Mordue Parade.
  • Inclusion of a left turn slip lane for vehicles turning from Douglas Street (northbound) onto Cameron Street (westbound). The existing parking lane will be used to create an additional westbound travel lane.
  • Adjustments at the intersections of Stapleton Street and Douglas Street, and Tillie Street and Douglas Street.
  • Extension of the left turn lanes from Cowper Street into Minmi Road (towards Fletcher), including relocation of the bus stop and pedestrian refuge.
  • A temporary single lane roundabout at Cowper Street and Newcastle Road, providing improved access to Newcastle Road. Consultation for this roundabout was undertaken as part of the Wallsend Village Public Domain Plan (adopted by Council in 2018).
  • Removal of the right hand turn restriction from Cowper Street (eastbound) into Longworth Avenue following community feedback on the proposal to widen and upgrade Longworth Avenue.

Map of the proposed ancillary traffic changes

Below is a map showing the location of the additional traffic changes to support upgrades to the western corridor road network. Click on the circles to view more information about the changes at specific locations.

You can also click on the map to enlarge it.

Have Your Say

As we plan for upgrades to the western corridor, we want you to have your say on traffic changes designed to improve traffic flow in surrounding areas.

You can have your say by:

  • Submitting your feedback via the online form.
  • Speaking to us at a pop-up session on Thursday 20 June from 4pm to 6pm at Fletcher Village Shopping Centre, Cnr Churnwood Drive and Minmi Road, Fletcher.
  • Registering to attend an individual drop-in information session to speak with the project team. Register for an in-person or online session.

Feedback closes 5pm 1 July 2024.

Have your say

We want your feedback on additional changes to ease congestion and improve traffic flow within the western corridor.

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