Grey Street

Grey Street

Grey Street improvement works

As part of our project to transform the city centre, improvement works will start on Grey Street on Monday 9 January 2023.

The work will be carried out in phases in order to minimise disruption and keep the road as accessible as possible.

We expect that all of the works will be complete in Summer 2024.

During the works this page will be updated with:

  • details of what is happening in each phase
  • what businesses, residents and visitors should expect

For more details about our vision for Grey Street, please see the news story on:

An artists impression of planned improvements to Grey Street in Newcastle

Phases of work

January to May 2023

The first phase of work, from Monday 9 January until May 2023, will see us:

  • realign the junction and its traffic signals at the bottom of Grey Street, where it meets Mosley Street
  • install a new surface water drain on the east side of the street, from Mosley Street towards High Bridge

During this time we plan to: 

  • install temporary measures to allow safe pedestrian routes through the works
  • install new traffic signals and ductwork
  • widen pavements on Grey Street and Dean Street
  • install new drains and manholes (20 metres at a time)
  • resurface the road (at night)

Work may be carried out:

  • Monday to Thursday. 7.30am to 4pm
  • Fridays, 7.30am to 1pm
  • Saturdays, 7.30am to 4pm
  • at night

It is possible there may be noise and disruption from:

  • installing ductwork and drains
  • removing existing pavements
  • installing new kerbs
  • digging up the concrete base slab of the existing road and installing its new surface

Access will be maintained for people:

  • on foot (though you may need to walk around the junction during works at each corner)
  • visiting businesses (on foot, during opening hours)

If travelling by car you should be aware that:

  • Mosley Street will be restricted to one lane in both directions

Future phases

Between May 2023 and Summer 2024, the works will then continue in phases.

This includes widening and repaving footpaths:

  • outside the Theatre Royal and on the west side of the street (May to October 2023)
  • on the east side of the street (September 2023  to February 2024)

We then plan to:

  • improve loading bays to benefit businesses (February to July 2024)
  • add raised planters - known as rain gardens - to improve drainage and create a healthier, greener and more tranquil space (February to July 2024)
  • install seating and tables (July to August 2024)
  • resurface the road along the whole length of the street (September 2024)

Contact us

If you have any questions about the work to improvement Grey Street, please:

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