The Roads and Maritime Services today announced the environmental impact statement (EIS) and concept design for the proposed fifth section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass, but not all residents are satisfied.
Residents of McCaffery Drive had demanded the bypass include on and off ramps but the proposal lacks the much sought after ramps.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said there was feedback from the community on the ramps.
“People had their say there…RMS do take on board feedback, but you can’t satisfy everybody on such a major project.”
The $280 million design stretches 3.4 kilometres and will link Rankin Park and Jesmond, interchanging north with Newcastle Road, south at Lookout Road, and a half interchange giving traffic access to the John Hunter Hospital.
Mr MacDonald said the public is being urged to have their say on the proposal.
“The community is invited to have a say on the EIS and the concept design which outlines key features of the project and assesses potential environmental, social and economic impacts throughout the project life cycle,” MacDonald said.
“Roads and Maritime has prepared an

overview booklet

which summarises the assessment of key issues, design features, project benefits and how to make a submission during the EIS display.”
The public can have their say at drop in sessions at Silver Ridge Community Cottage in Wallsend on Saturday 26th of November, and Thursday 1st of December.
Alternatively, submissions can be made



The proposed fifth section to the Newcastle Inner City Bypass. Source: