The new development along Forest Road was officially opened on Friday after months of roadworks to give the city a connection to the hospital "we've been crying out for".
The $4.2 million dollar road upgrade added new street lighting, resurfaced the section of Forest Road alongisde Sir Jack Brabham Park and provided much-needed parking for the soccer and softball fields at the park.
Minister for transport and roads Paul Toole, Orange mayor Reg Kidd, and Member for Calare Andrew Gee were all in attendance to help cut the ribbon and officially declare the road open on Friday.
Cr Kidd said it had been a "long, long time coming."
"As you know plenty of people use the fields here for soccer, softball and now you've got heaps of parking for people to use," he said.
"This stretch of road right up to the hospital is used by a lot of people and emergency services."
Mr Toole said it was "fantastic" to see the road open.
He said stage two, which was supported by the NSW government, wouldn't be far off.
"You look at giving the opportunity for people to park and you see Jack Brabham park being used by the public - it's not just for locals but visitors," he said.
"It's made a huge transformation to this section of road."
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