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Work Starts On Next Stage Of Bathers Way

A busy intersection will be upgraded

Work Starts On Next Stage Of Bathers Way

Work's underway on the next stage of Newcastle's popular Bathers Way pathway.

This latest section includes a shared pathway from Strzelecki Lookout to King Edward Park.

It also features an upgrade to the busy Memorial Drive and Cliff Street intersection.

BEFORE: The Memorial Drive/Cliff Street intersection

"One by one Council is delivering the links between Merewether Baths and Nobbys Beach to provide a showpiece coastal pathway," Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

"The improvements on top of The Hill will cater to the increased numbers of visitors drawn to the Bathers Way.

"This latest stage linking Memorial Drive to York Drive follows progress on the seawall at South Newcastle Beach and construction of the four to six-meter-wide pathway.

"Later, when the King Edward Park link is completed, the spaciousness of the pathway and improvements made along it will attract even more people to a coastal stretch that will rival Sydney's Bondi to Bronte Walk.

"Unlike the Sydney walk though, the Bathers Way will also provide for recreational cyclists, so the closer the project gets to completion the more excited I am to see the benefits for Newcastle."

Work is expected to take around six months.

AFTER: An artist's impression of the new-look Memorial Drive/Cliff Street intersection