A pothole and patch-ridden section of Ploughmans Lane that has been labelled a 'goat track' will be rebuilt with government funding.
Orange councillor Jason Hamling said the road between The Escort Way and Cargo Road had been in urgent need of repair.
This week it was announced the federal and state governments would share the $2.1 million costs to repair four roads in Orange, including the section of Ploughmans Lane.
It's happy days for the ratepayers of Orange.Cr Jason Hamling
Cr Hamling said he first raised the situation 18 months ago.
"I'm just happy that we're going to get something that's not a goat track," he said. "It is very busy. You've only got to see some of the traffic that use this road."
Orange City Council will provide $100,000 toward the project.
Cr Hamling said there would be a "50-50 split between the NSW and federal governments" on top of the council money.
"It's happy days for the ratepayers of Orange."
While the road will be repaired and re-sealed he said a proposed concrete bike path adjacent to the road would not be built with this round of funding.
Work on the project is due to start before the end of the year.
Other works in Orange will be at the corner of Anson and Prince streets, on Leewood Drive and on Lone Pine Avenue/Wakeford Street.
Member for Calare Andrew Gee said these road works were expected to be completed within two years.
"This is a fantastic partnership between the Australian government and NSW government that opens up valuable jobs to our region over the next 12 months as councils get cracking on delivery," he said.
HAVE YOUR SAY
- Send us a letter to the editor using the form below ...