Newcastle Link Road

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Newcastle Link Road

General information
Length6.8 km (4.2 mi)
OpenedDecember 1993
Route number(s) A15
Major junctions
West end
 Minmi Road
East end
Major suburbsCameron Park, Wallsend

Newcastle Link Road is a limited-access road that links Newcastle, New South Wales to the Pacific Motorway and Sydney.


The route was constructed in December 1993 as a part of the Palmers Road to Minmi section of the Pacific Motorway through former coal mining lands, improving connectivity between Newcastle and Sydney and relieving the Pacific Highway through Charlestown, Belmont and Swansea of a large amount of traffic heading to and coming from Sydney and further south.

As part of the construction of the Hunter Expressway, the interchange of the Pacific Motorway and Newcastle Link Road was upgraded with the addition of three new bridges next to the original single bridge, maintaining the previous grade separation conditions and directly connecting into the Hunter Expressway.[1]

In preparation of the increased demand on Newcastle Link Road from the construction of the Hunter Expressway, the intersections with Cameron Park Drive / Woodford Street and Lake Road / Thomas Street were upgraded from roundabouts to become traffic light controlled.[2] The route was also signed with the A15 number in early 2014 to reflect the increased status of this route into Newcastle.


Wallsend53.1Thomas Street – Lambton, Newcastle / Lake Road – Glendale, TorontoTraffic Lights
Transfield AvenueRoundabout
Cameron Park2.51.6Minmi Road – Edgeworth, CardiffRoundabout
0.80.50Woodford Street – Minmi / Cameron Park Drive – West WallsendTraffic lights
0.00.0Pacific MotorwayTaree, SydneyContinues as Hunter Expressway (M15) – Kurri Kurri, Singleton. Triple-stacked interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Hunter Expressway, Roads and Maritime Services. Retrieved on 23 March 2014.
  2. ^ M1 Motorway to Newcastle Upgrade, Roads and Maritime Services. Retrieved on 23 March 2014.

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