ON THE ROADS: Council's road work for the week

ORANGE City Council crews are continuing work this week on the upgrade of the intersection at the corner of Margaret and Hill Street.

The first of the blister islands to improve pedestrian safety has been completed.

The upgrade will also remove the dip across Hill Street. 

Because of the width of Hill Street, it’s planned that one section of Hill Street will always be open to traffic throughout the project.

Access to one end of Margaret Street will be closed for a number of weeks and residents have been notified.

Work on the installation of traffic signals at Telopea Way and Farrell Road, just off the bypass at North Orange, has been completed, and the lights commissioned by the RMS.

Drivers are urged to take extra care while they get used to the new traffic movements.

The upgrading of 1.8km of Burrendong Way, south from the Orange council boundary near Wicks Road, is continuing, with the first section of sealing to be undertaken this week,weather permitting.

The project of upgrading the section of Forest Road near the hospital is continuing.

Council contractors will begin work removing existing light poles this week in preparation for earthworks.

This work is the next stage towards constructing a new intersection with traffic lights at the entrance to the Bloomfield Hospital Gates and the new aged care facility.

The street lights will be re-installed once work is complete.

Contractors have begun pouring concrete for a shared pedestrian-bicycle path from Spring Street to McLachlan Street.

The path is around 400 metres long and work will continue this week.

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