ONE of Orange’s busiest cross streets is getting a major upgrade to its surface this week.
The first stage of a plan to improve Dalton Street between Park and Spring streets was completed last week.
Orange City Council spokesman Allan Reeder said the damaged surface was removed and the pavement on the roadway improved and rolled, ready for re-sealing.
According to Mr Reeder the next stage will happen this week further east in Dalton Street between Wolsley Street and Maddison Way in the section where Dalton Street runs over the Mount Lindsay hill.
“Weather permitting, the road surface will be removed and the underlying pavement will be restored on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,” he said.
“One lane of Dalton Street will open through the roadworks, and the council asks drivers to be patient or avoid delays by using alternative routes in the coming days.”
A two-part bitumen gravel seal will be added to both sections of Dalton Street and, weather permitting, that should be completed by Friday.
“The council asks drivers to be patient with the unsealed surface until then,” Mr Reeder said.
The Dalton Street work will cost around $100,000 and is part of council’s major focus on upgrading the quality of local roads this financial year.