Work has started on a new roundabout in Orange, NSW to improve safety for local residents and tourists.
Another roundabout was opened in the region last month. Both roundabouts will help to reduce congestion through the busy town centre.
Orange City Council are now completing the final touches on the newly opened roundabout at the intersection of Hill Street and Matthews Avenue.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the new roundabout is now under construction at McLachlan and March Streets.
“Once opened, the two roundabouts will allow traffic to flow through Orange safely and efficiently, and unblock congestion for commuters, residents and visitors to the area,” Mr. Toole said.
Case studies were carried out at each of the intersections and it was found roundabouts were the best solution to improve safety and traffic flow through Orange.
The two projects, with a total value of $1.25 million, are being funded by the NSW Government’s Saving Lives on Country Roads Initiative which is part of the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program.
Work on the McLachlan and March streets roundabout is expected to be completed in four months, weather permitting.