New Orange roundabout a boost for safety

2 July 2019

A new roundabout at the intersection of Woodward Street and Wentworth Lane in Orange will improve safety and traffic flow for local residents and visitors alike.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the $840,000 project was funded by the NSW Government and Orange City Council.

“We’ve taken action to improve safety on this busy intersection which is used by many heavy vehicles,” Mr Toole said.

“The new roundabout includes a pedestrian refuge near the Racecourse Road intersection to provide a safer crossing point, with the project also relocating power poles, and improving lighting.

“Throughout the five month project, workers used more than 100 concrete truckloads of concrete, 360 tonnes of asphalt, 150 tonnes of gravel and 70 tonnes of topsoil.

“Up to 20 people were working per day at the busiest times, with a total of 60 people working on the job.”

Orange City Council’s Mayor Reg Kidd said the new roundabout is a win for the community, providing commuters and heavy vehicles with a quicker and safer route and increased safety for pedestrians and residents.

“With schools, playgrounds and parks nearby, it was imperative to increase safety at the busy intersection,” Mr Kidd said.

“Woodward Road is commonly used by heavy vehicles and the team worked hard to ensure the remained open during construction to avoid disruption to the heavy vehicle industry.”

For more information on road projects, visit the Roads and Maritime web site.

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