Road building season begins for 2020/2021

As the weather warms up, so does Council’s road building plans.From Tuesday, multiple contractors will begin working on road upgrades across the city starting in Icely Road, Dalton Street and Prince Street.

Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said a large number of jobs would begin this week and would hopefully be completed by the end of October.

“There is a huge amount of work being done in Orange at the moment, particularly in regards to our Future City plans but that doesn’t mean anything else takes a back seat,” Cr Kidd said.

“We will be getting stuck into our road renewal program with several high profile roads getting an upgrade.”

The latest phase of projects is expected to be completed by the end of October, however weather may impact completion dates given the forecast is for a wet October.
Road equipment at rest

  • Prince Street, between Hill Street and Anson Street

    Starting 6th October, single lane closures expected. Traffic delays expected.

  • Dalton Street, between Anson Street and Piesley Street

    Starting 6th October, single lane closures expected. Traffic delays expected.

  • Icely Road, between Park street and Paling Street

    Starting 6th October. Detours in place

  • Tynan Street, between Anson Street and Piesley Street

    Following Icely Road. Detours in place.

  • Icely Road, Water Treatment Plant Road (Top of the hill) to the Northern Distributor Road

All businesses on the impacted roads are open during their usual businesses hours.

Cr Kidd urged residents to continue to shop local and support these businesses.

“Please also keep our road crews safe by slowing down at work sites and paying close attention to the instructions from traffic controllers.”

Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Committee Chair Jeff Whitton said along with the road upgrades beginning this week, other major works were well established.

“Warmer weather is ideal for these types of road upgrades, but larger projects tend to happen all year round,” Cr Whitton said.

“For example work began on a $2 million major upgrade of Forest Road from the hospital traffic lights through to Cadia Road in August, we’re more than halfway through a $5 million roundabout and road realignment at Hill Street and the Northern Distributor Road, and the third section of the Southern Feeder Road has just begun.

“And those jobs are just the ones being handled by contractors.

“Our Council crews are busy working on a carpark at the airport before they head to Ploughmans Lane for an upgrade from the Escort Way through to Cargo Road.

“And that’s just the plan to get through until Christmas, there’s plenty more work to be done in the New Year.”

large road profiler

From Tuesday, multiple contractors will begin working on road upgrades across the city starting in Icely Road, Dalton Street and Prince Street.

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