A RECENT crash at the corner of Hill Street and Matthews Avenue intersection has prompted Orange City Council to consider establishing a roundabout at the location.
The crash was also the catalyst for council to review its crash statistics for the intersection from 2006 to 2010 which showed six major crashes occurred during that time and one was 100 metre south of the intersection.
Vehicles were badly damaged in all the crashes and needed towing from the site.
In a report presented to council by commercial and emergency services manager Kel Gardiner council was told the intersection is wide and there is good vision, with median strips in Hill Street.
There are give way signs at the intersection
Since the crash statistics study was carried out there has been a significant increase in traffic using the area due to the ongoing developments at north and north west Orange.
Mr Gardiner recommended an inspection of the site by the traffic committee several weeks ago.
Following that inspection council has decided to pursue options for black spot funding to help with the establishment of a roundabout.
Council spokesman Nick Redmond said council is also taking a close look at the crash history of the intersection.
Construction of a roundabout on the corner of Hill and Dalton street is currently underway with sections of the road nearby closed off until construction is complete.