Intersection of Crockett Street and Hillsborough Road

Hillsborough Road upgrade

The NSW Government have announced $35 million to deliver the first stage of the Hillsborough Road upgrade.

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NOV 2022

NOV 2022Have your say

Transport for NSW is planning to upgrade Hillsborough Road from the Newcastle Inner City Bypass roundabout to the existing duplication west of Crockett Street.

The community is now invited to comment on the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the full upgrade.

More information about the concept design and REF, including how to submit your feedback, can be found in our November 2022 Project Update (PDF, 6.02Mb), or by visiting our interactive web portal.

Submissions close by 5pm Monday 12 December 2022.

Project information

Transport for NSW is planning to upgrade Hillsborough Road from the Newcastle Inner City Bypass roundabout to the existing duplication west of Crockett Street. The upgrade would improve traffic flow, safety and accessibility for all road users.

We are planning to deliver the project in stages. The NSW Government has announced $35 million to deliver the first stage of the Hillsborough Road upgrade. Stage 1 involves upgrading Crockett Street intersection, including the installation of traffic lights. Construction of Stage 1 is expected to start in 2025 and take about 18 months to complete depending on final staging arrangements. Timing for construction of the remaining stages is subject to project approvals and funding.

A concept design and Review of Environmental Factors (REF) has been prepared for the full upgrade of Hillsborough Road, to identify potential impacts and mitigation measures.

On completion, the full upgrade will deliver the duplication of about 1.8 kilometres of Hillsborough Road, installation of traffic lights on Chadwick Street, Barker Avenue and Crockett Street as well as other road and safety improvements.

The full upgrade of Hillsborough Road includes:

  • Duplication of about 1.8 kilometres of Hillsborough Road from the Newcastle Inner City Bypass roundabout to the existing duplication west of Crockett Street
  • Two lanes in each direction separated by a raised median
  • Posted speed limit of 60 km/h
  • New traffic lights at the Chadwick Street, Barker Avenue and Crockett Street intersections including pedestrian crossings
  • Modification to Higham Road with left turn out only
  • U-turn bay on Barker Avenue
  • New separated left in and left out only exit for access to the Combined Newcastle Canine Club showgrounds
  • Left in and left out only access from existing businesses and residences fronting Hillsborough Road east of the Combined Newcastle Canine Club showgrounds
  • On-road provision for cyclists in both directions and an off-road shared path on the northern side of Hillsborough Road for both cyclists and pedestrians
  • Upgraded bus stop facilities on Hillsborough Road near the Crockett Street and Chadwick Street intersections and on Crockett Street.

The upgrade does not include changes to the roundabout at the intersection of Hillsborough Road/Medcalf Street and Macquarie Road/King Street at Warners Bay. Transport will continue to seek funding for improvements to this intersection and other key intersections in the area.

After the submission period closes, a report responding to the REF submissions will be drafted and shared with the community.

We will consider all feedback received during the display period and continue to consult with the community in the next stage of the project.

Project documents

Project notifications

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November 2022 project update

Have your say on the concept design and REF.

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July 2021 project update

Have your say

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July 2020 project update

Field investigations on Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough from Monday 20 July 2020

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Reports

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November 2021 community consultation report

Hillsborough Road Upgrade

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Media releases

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22 November 2021

Community heard on Hillsborough Road plans

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21 June 2021

Budget accelerates Hillsborough Rd upgrade

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Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 161 210 (business hours – Project Development Manager)

Email: hillsboroughroad@transport.nsw.gov.au

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