Work is under way on Orange's City Council's upgrade of a section of Burrendong Way, with motorists advised of changed traffic conditions in the area.
A council contractor is rebuilding a 600-metre long section of Burrendong Way between the roundabout at the intersection with the Northern Distributor Road and Sunrise Way.
The work began this week and is expected to continue, weather permitting, until September.
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Traffic control measures will be in place, and at least one lane of the road will be open at all times, however drivers are being urged to use alternative routes to avoid possible delays.
For the next three weeks drivers on the NDR won't be able to turn south towards Orange while the first stage of the project gets under way.
The road building project will include removing the current road surface and replacing the underlying pavement down to depth of between 150 and 300 millimetres.
It will also involve resurfacing the road with hot-mix bitumen, and installing kerbs and guttering on the eastern side of the road.
As part of the project, a footpath will also be built on the eastern side of the road, with connections to walking paths in the nearby wetlands.
The project is part of a long-term plan to upgrade Burrendong Way, with upgrades to sections of the road north of the roundabout already completed.
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