Drivers urged to avoid highway repairs

By March 27, 2019 News, Roads

Drivers in Orange are being encouraged to plan ahead and avoid the block of the Mitchell Highway (Woodward Street) between Prince and March Streets on Friday this week.

Orange City Council crews were quickly on the scene last week to make temporary repairs after water from a broken water main damaged the road.

A contractor will be back at the site on Friday (29 March) to replace the temporary surface with hot-mix asphalt. Depending on the weather, the work may continue on Saturday.

One southbound lane of the highway will be closed from 9am to 3pm on Friday. The roadwork is being timed to avoid impact on nearby schools and peak commuting periods.

The other southbound lane will remain open, but drivers should expect delays and encouraged to use alternative routes if possible.

Traffic control staff and electronic message boards will be used to alert traffic in the area.


  • Carla says:

    I have never lived in a town or city that has dreadful roads that are in such disrepair
    Orange council wake up and stop wasting rate payers money

    • Rebekah says:

      I agree Carla Orange NSW had the worst roads & footpaths including a town full of nuisance barking dogs
      Rate payers dollars a being wasted what a disgrace

  • Sandy Gartrell says:

    Hi roads are shocking the council need to fix the roads

  • TOM DENNIS says:

    Is it necessary to use the amount of water that the water truck sprays all over the cargo road generating a massive mud track which cakes all over vehicles traveling that way. We are still expected to try and clean same vehicle with a bucket of water!.
    How about allowing the use of High Pressure Washers on cars, they use a lot less water than several buckets of water?

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