Home straight for Orange’s newest roundabout

By June 5, 2019 News, Roads

Orange City Council is working on the final few steps before the completion of the city’s newest roundabout at the corner of Woodward St and Wentworth Lane.

From this Thursday, there’ll be a number of changes for drivers when Wentworth Lane will again be open for traffic.

From this Thursday (6 June), weather dependent, the roundabout should be functioning normally for traffic, however it will not be complete.

New roundabout in Orange almost complete.

PROGRESS : The final steps in building Orange’s newest roundabout are about to begin.

The remaining parts of the project include:

  • Pedestrian refuges or median islands
  • Garden bed
  • Footpaths
  • Spray grass
  • Line marking
  • Kerb and gutter sections
  • Signage

It’s expected there will be 2 weeks’ worth of this finishing work where the roundabout will be under traffic control so delays will be experienced.  Hot mix asphalting is due to happen Wednesday and Thursday.

Traffic speeds through the roundabout will be kept at 40km/hr during this work.

The power pole in the middle of the roundabout will also be moved, starting on 18 June.

The project, worth about $840,000 was partly funded by the NSW Government through the NSW Safer Roads program with $695,000 with the remaining funding from Orange City Council.

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