Newcastle Link Road

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Newcastle Link Road
New South Wales
General information
Type Road
Length 6.8 km (4.2 mi)
Opened December 1993
Route number(s) A15
Major junctions
West end
  Minmi Road
East end
Major suburbs Cameron 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.

Today, the route is still in the same condition as it was when it opened, with the only changes occurring at each end of the road. As part of the construction of the Hunter Expressway, the interchange of the Pacific Motorway and Newcastle Link Road has been 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.


Newcastle Link Road
Eastbound exits Distance from
Pacific Mwy
Westbound exits
Australia road sign W3-3.svg Traffic Lights (clockwise from link road)
Lake Road to Wallsend
Thomas Street to Lambton and Newcastle
Lake Road to Glendale and Toronto
Future Housing Development Intersection
Australia R1-3.svg
5 Future Housing Development Intersection
Australia R1-3.svg
Edgeworth, Cardiff
Minmi Road
Australia R1-3.svg
2.5 Cameron Park, Edgeworth
Minmi Road
Australia R1-3.svg
Minmi, West Wallsend
Woodford Street
Cameron Park Drive
Australia road sign W3-3.svg
0.8 Minmi, West Wallsend
Cameron Park Drive
Woodford Street
Australia road sign W3-3.svg
Start Newcastle Link Road
from Pacific Motorway
and Hunter Expressway
Maitland, Taree, Sydney
Pacific Motorway
End Newcastle Link Road
continues as Hunter Expressway
to Kurri Kurri and Singleton


  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.

External links[edit]