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ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Laying it down for the Wallsend town centre renewal project

City of Newcastle has successfully completed the latest stage of a $6 million investment in road and footpath improvements with the extensive resurfacing of Nelson Street in Wallsend.

The work is key part of the broader Wallsend town centre renewal initiative aimed at enhancing infrastructure and boosting the area’s appeal.

“Through our Local Centres program, City of Newcastle is committed to upgrades in Wallsend that will benefit both businesses and residents by delivering a safer, more attractive place to visit, shop, dine, and meet with friends,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

“This includes delivering road and bridge upgrades to alleviate traffic congestion, creating safer and more accessible cycling and pedestrian pathways, as well as doing more to help reduce the risk of the Wallsend CBD flooding during super storm events.”

Looking ahead, dual-lane road upgrades at Longworth Avenue and Minmi Road are in the design phase, with construction set to begin early next year. To facilitate smoother traffic flow both before and during these major upgrades, a series of smaller traffic changes are also under consideration.

These strategic adjustments aim to minimize disruption and enhance the overall efficiency of the road network during the construction period.

You can provide your feedback on the works via the council’s Have Your Say website.