RMS – Newcastle Inner City Bypass: Rankin Park to Jesmond – New South Wales - Project Profile
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Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is planning to build a roadway between Rankin Park and Jesmond in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
The project involves the construction of a 3.4km four-lane divided road bypass. It includes the construction of a grade-separated interchange at the northern connection with the existing Newcastle road to Shortland section of the bypass, an auxiliary connection to the rear of John Hunter hospital, bridge structures, a grade-separated interchange with Lookout road and McCaffrey Drive at the southern connection and related facilities.
In February 2007, RMS announced the selection of the preferred route for the project and commenced community consultation to gather feedback.
Subsequently, RMS refined the project designs with respect to the issue raised by the community such as its possible impact on the bush land corridor and the impending noise concerns.
In March 2008, the environment planning and assessment branch of the Roads and Traffic Authority (EPA-RTA) published a submissions report relating to the public display of the preferred route for the section.
In August 2011, the National Roads & Motorists’ Association Ltd (NRMA) (trading as NRMA Motoring & Services) submitted a budget submission (BS) report to the New South Wales Government (NSWG) requesting fast-track funding allotments.
In June 2014, NSWG announced its intent to execute the project through the Restart NSW, a fund created to implement priority future infrastructure projects in the region.
RMS issued tenders to undertake concept design and environmental assessment services in October 2014.
In December 2014, Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd (Aurecon), a subsidiary of Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd, was appointed as the engineering design consultant.
In January 2015, RMS sought state significant status for the project to be executed in a priority mode.
In March 2015, RMS held community information sessions showcasing the project details and the associated studies undertaken in support of the development.
Public consultations for feedback on the refined strategic design held from May 19, 2016 to June 9, 2016.
In June 2016, NSW government committed US$3.6 million in the 2016 - 2017 state budget for the project.
In November 2016, Department of Planning and Environment has placed the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on public exhibition.
In December 2016, RMS is awaiting approvals which is expected in 2017.
The project involves the construction of a 3.4km four-lane divided road bypass between Rankin Park and Jesmond in New South Wales, Australia.
The US$205 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a grade-separated interchange at the northern connection
2. Construction of a grade-separated interchange at Lookout road
3. Construction of an auxiliary connection to the rear of John Hunter hospital
4. Construction of bridges and support structures
5. Construction of drainage facilities
6. Installation of noise barriers
7. Construction of related facilities
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