More new footpaths will continue to take shape across Orange in the coming weeks.
The eastern side of Peisely Street, between Franklin Road and the East Fork pedestrian bridge, will benefit from a new concrete footpath, with work beginning on Monday.
Construction of the footpath will be completed in three stages and Orange mayor Red Kidd said the new walkway will be used frequently.
"The construction of this new footpath near the East Fork will be of a huge benefit to nearby residents who will shortly be able to make good use of it," he said.
The alignment of the footpath will be determined around existing services and fixed structures.
All of the existing fixed structures and services within these areas along the nature strip will be backfilled with topsoil and grass seed mix.
It's a major step in the right direction for accessibility in and out of town.Orange City Council's Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Jeff Whitton
Due to the limited space for the new footpath, Council may remove and replace a number of trees.
"This development will mean people are able to walk from the Orange Health Service right into the CBD along the footpath once construction in complete," Orange City Council's Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Jeff Whitton said.
"It's a major step in the right direction for accessibility in and out of town."
Orange City Council has contacted all affected residents and businesses in that area, and asks that no vehicles are parked on the nature strips, until the project is complete.
There will be some disruption to street parking and pedestrian movements during this work.
Work is scheduled to take place between the hours of 7.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Sunday.
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