Newcastle light rail services remain suspended as City of Newcastle engineers continue to assess the fire-damaged CBD Hotel.
Hunter Street remains closed to westbound traffic and buses are replacing trams via an alternative route on King Street.
It is the fourth consecutive day trams have not been operating.
Temporary fencing erected outside the hotel is blocking the westbound traffic lane and light rail tracks on Hunter Street.
Newcastle City police detectives are understood to have relinquished control of the site on Wednesday.
Police dispelled concerns that people may have been trapped inside the building at the time of the blaze.
Most of the vacant hotel was destroyed in the Sunday evening fire, but the facade of the building remains standing.
However, there are concerns about its structural integrity. Fire and Rescue NSW said on Monday it would likely need to be knocked down.
The council is expected to provide an update on the status of the building later today.