Newcastle Inner City bypass roundabout

Newcastle Inner City Bypass

The Newcastle Inner City Bypass between the Pacific Highway at Bennetts Green and the Pacific Highway at Sandgate provides an orbital road linking Newcastle's radial road network.

Project information

The Newcastle Inner City Bypass is part of Roads and Maritime Services’ long-term strategy to provide an orbital road within Newcastle’s road network to connect the Pacific Highway at Bennetts Green with the Pacific Highway at Sandgate.

The bypass provides improved traffic flows across the western suburbs of Newcastle and connectivity to Bennetts Green, Charlestown and Jesmond shopping centres, the John Hunter Hospital precinct at New Lambton Heights and the University of Newcastle at Callahan with connections to the Pacific Highway.

Construction of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass started in the early 1980s.

Sections of the bypass are:

In June 2014, the NSW Government announced it would provide $280 million to complete the Rankin Park to Jesmond section of the bypass, including $150 million from Restart NSW.

Further information: Rankin Park to Jesmond section of bypass.

Newcastle Inner City bypass map

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Media releases

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17 March 2021

Inner City Bypass build team digging into Newcastle’s history

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10 March 2021

Shared path bridge now complete

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19 November 2020

Shared path bridge open over Newcastle Road

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11 October 2020

Heavy lifting reaches major milestone over Newcastle Road

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