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Building Better Roads

As well as increasing its spending on local roads and improving road quality, Orange City Council wants to engage with local residents to better explain how roads are maintained.
One this site you can find out more and have your say about :








As well as increasing its spending on local roads and improving road quality, Orange City Council wants to engage with local residents to better explain how roads are maintained.
One this site you can find out more and have your say about :








  • Work begins on first stage of Cargo Road upgrade

    20 days ago
    Cargo road 2
    Monday, January 29, 2018.

    Work is under way on a long-awaited upgrade of Cargo Road.

    Council crews began work last week (17 January) on the first stage of the Cargo Road project, a 850 metre long section from the council boundary at Neals Lane to Witton Place.

    Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said the community of Orange will be delighted to see work beginning on this project.

    “The entrance to Orange from Cargo Road has been on the list for a major upgrade for some time, and it’s good to see work getting under way,” Cr Reg Kidd said.

    “We have...

    Monday, January 29, 2018.

    Work is under way on a long-awaited upgrade of Cargo Road.

    Council crews began work last week (17 January) on the first stage of the Cargo Road project, a 850 metre long section from the council boundary at Neals Lane to Witton Place.

    Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said the community of Orange will be delighted to see work beginning on this project.

    “The entrance to Orange from Cargo Road has been on the list for a major upgrade for some time, and it’s good to see work getting under way,” Cr Reg Kidd said.

    “We have split the road works into 2 completely separate projects to fast track these much needed works. The first stage is from the council boundary to Witton Place and the second and larger stage is from Witton Place to Ploughmans Lane.”

    “Up near the water tank at the top of the hill, the drainage trenches are being dug to drain the ground water away from the road in the cutting.

    “The road construction crews will begin in early February on road stabilization and resurfacing, at the section near Neals Lane. This project is fully funded by council and worth $280,000.”

    “There’ll be traffic control signs in place, but I’m asking drivers to simply slow down and take extra care to keep the road crews safe. There are lots of blind corners and crests in that part of town.”

    Orange City Council Infrastructure chair Cr Sam Romano said tenders for the first part of the work to undertake extensive drainage work to upgrade the section from Witton Place to Ploughmans Lane closed this week.

    “This is a busy road that’s been a source of concern for drivers for some time,” Cr Sam Romano said.

    “The council has heard that concern loud and clear and I’m looking forward to the first stage of that project starting this financial year.”

    “The important thing for locals to realise is that what used to be country road outside Orange, is now part of the residential urban area. Because of this, the plan is to add kerb and gutter and install approximately 1300 metres of underground storm water pipes, the largest of which will be 1200 mm in diameter. The road pavement will also be rebuilt and widened to 10 metres.

    “Drainage work is planned to start in March this year and this has to be installed before we can start on the road itself. The whole project is expected to be completed in approximately 12 months time.”

    CARGO ROAD: Work has begin to upgrade Cargo Road, the job will be done in two stages.

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  • Mystery water source delays roundabout project

    26 days ago
    Roundabout 1
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Water from an unknown source has delayed progress on a new roundabout at the Icely Rd, Wakeford Street and Winter Street intersection in East Orange.


    Orange City Council began work on the project during the school holidays to avoid impact on normal school traffic to the nearby Canobolas High, and the project was due to be completed before next week’s return to school.

    However, when excavation work began, water from an unknown underground source starting flowing into the worksite.

    Council crews have spent nearly two weeks excavating and checking the multitude of water pipes and other...

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    Water from an unknown source has delayed progress on a new roundabout at the Icely Rd, Wakeford Street and Winter Street intersection in East Orange.


    Orange City Council began work on the project during the school holidays to avoid impact on normal school traffic to the nearby Canobolas High, and the project was due to be completed before next week’s return to school.

    However, when excavation work began, water from an unknown underground source starting flowing into the worksite.

    Council crews have spent nearly two weeks excavating and checking the multitude of water pipes and other underground services in the immediate area of the intersection for the source.

    The results of water testing to discover if the water was from a natural spring or an unknown leak from a pipe, were inconclusive.

    The water flow has now been channelled to flow into a nearby drain. The road design has been changed by Council engineers to increase the depth of the pavement foundations and a large quantity of water-logged foundation material has been removed from site.

    Efforts to manage the water have put the project about two weeks behind schedule.

    The intersection remains closed and the existing detours will remain in place until the works are complete.

    Council will be installing extra electronic message boards around the school to assist drivers. When school goes back next week, drivers should leave extra time to follow the detour signs.

    The roundabout is fully funded by the Federal Government with $225,000 allocated to the project under the Federal Government’s Black Spot Programme.

    ROUNDABOUT: Crews are working hard to get the roundabout built and open as soon as possible.

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  • Construction commences on Icely Road roundabout

    about 1 month ago
    Roundabout icely road
    Tuesday January 12, 2018

    Construction has commenced on a roundabout near Canobolas Rural Technology High School to make the area safer and easier to navigate during peak times.

    The roundabout is fully funded by the Federal Government with $225,000 allocated to the project under the Federal Government’s Black Spot Programme.

    The roundabout is being constructed by Orange City Council at the Wakeford Street, Winter Street and Icely Road intersection.

    Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said this funding was part of the Australian Government’s allocation of $19.2 million for 52 Black Spot projects across New South Wales in 2017–18.

    “This...

    Tuesday January 12, 2018

    Construction has commenced on a roundabout near Canobolas Rural Technology High School to make the area safer and easier to navigate during peak times.

    The roundabout is fully funded by the Federal Government with $225,000 allocated to the project under the Federal Government’s Black Spot Programme.

    The roundabout is being constructed by Orange City Council at the Wakeford Street, Winter Street and Icely Road intersection.

    Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said this funding was part of the Australian Government’s allocation of $19.2 million for 52 Black Spot projects across New South Wales in 2017–18.

    “This holiday season has shone a light on the importance of road safety and I’m very pleased that the Federal Government is able to assist Orange City Council to improve safety on our roads,” Mr Gee said.

    “This new roundabout will better manage the traffic flow through the area. I think local residents will welcome it.

    “By funding these works, we will improve road safety and slow vehicles down, which is important given the proximity to Canobolas Rural Technology High School, Mr Gee said.

    “Community safety is paramount and programs like the Black Spot Programme save the community many times the cost of these road improvements that are implemented,” Mr Gee said.

    Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said preliminary work on the roundabout began in December but the major work was being done now, during the school holidays to minimise the impact on the school and its students.

    “We’ve been in talks with the school and nearby residents to ensure there is as little disruption as possible,” Cr Kidd said.

    “The plan is to have the majority of the work finished by Australia Day but that is entirely dependent on weather.
    “It is an important project and while there will be disruption during construction, the result will be worth the temporary inconvenience.

    “The ‘mountable’ style of roundabout being constructed, is often described a bit like a pancake and is designed to allow school buses to easily manoeuvre around it.

    “It will make the area a lot more bus friendly and it will finish up looking like the roundabout at the Gardiner Road and Lords Place Street intersection.”

    Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Sam Romano said the intersection was designed with a high number of pedestrians in mind.

    “This design will slow vehicles down but allow for a much more smooth flow of traffic with a single lane entry and exit,” Cr Romano said.

    “The single lane makes it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross.

    “The roundabout will ease traffic flow on Wakeford Street, making it safer to pass through the intersection, where currently there is a stop sign.

    “The intersection will be closed for most of the time during the major construction period so it’s best to avoid the area if you can.

    “I’d like to thank nearby residents for their patience and understanding during the construction phase.”

    The Australian Government has extended the Black Spot Program and is providing $60 million per year from the 2021 to 2022 financial year onwards, building on the current $684.5 million investment from the 2013 to 2014 financial year to the 2020 to 2021 financial year.


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  • Night works begins on NDR

    about 1 month ago
    By pass turn off
    Friday January 12, 2018

    In a bid to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses, night work has begun on the Northern Distributor Road this week.

    The section of the NDR between Clergate Road and Anson Street will be ripped up and replaced with between 230 mm and 270 mm of hot-mix asphalt during the next fortnight.

    This is one of the last major sections of the bypass to be upgraded since the council began major works on repairing the NDR.

    Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said the timing of this major work factored in the recent $2.8 million upgrade of...

    Friday January 12, 2018

    In a bid to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses, night work has begun on the Northern Distributor Road this week.

    The section of the NDR between Clergate Road and Anson Street will be ripped up and replaced with between 230 mm and 270 mm of hot-mix asphalt during the next fortnight.

    This is one of the last major sections of the bypass to be upgraded since the council began major works on repairing the NDR.

    Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said the timing of this major work factored in the recent $2.8 million upgrade of Clergate Road.

    “Recently Clergate Road received a significant upgrade, which spanned months and involved a great deal of heavy machinery,” Cr Kidd said.

    “We needed to wait until that work was finished and that machinery had moved on before we began work on this section of the NDR to make sure that machinery wouldn’t do any damage to a new road surface.

    “This particular 600m section of road is one of Orange’s busiest even on weekends as the smell of the Bunnings sausage sizzle entices people to drive that particular route.”

    Orange City Council Infrastructure Chair Sam Romano said the popularity of the road, which carried thousands of vehicles a day, meant night work was the best option.

    “For this reason we’re asking contractor Downer to work during the evenings, starting at 6pm and working though to about 6am Sunday night through to Thursday for the next couple of weeks,” Cr Romano said.

    “We notified nearby residents and businesses and we appreciate there will be some inconvenience to them while this project is under way.

    “I’d like to thank everyone for their patience as we get these works completed.”


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  • Leeds Parade next road for upgrade

    3 months ago
    William street


    13 November 2017

    An upgrade of Leeds Parade has been a community priority for a long time and this week work begins on that upgrade.

    About 2 kilometres of Leeds Parade, from Margaret Street through to the Northern Distributor Road will be upgraded.


    Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said upgrades were designed to make Orange roads fit for purpose.

    “We know Leeds Parade is a busy thoroughfare in Orange and it is due for an upgrade,” Cr Kidd said.

    “When sections of the Northern Distributor Road were constructed a few years ago, Leeds Parade was used as the heavy vehicle detour...


    13 November 2017

    An upgrade of Leeds Parade has been a community priority for a long time and this week work begins on that upgrade.

    About 2 kilometres of Leeds Parade, from Margaret Street through to the Northern Distributor Road will be upgraded.


    Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said upgrades were designed to make Orange roads fit for purpose.

    “We know Leeds Parade is a busy thoroughfare in Orange and it is due for an upgrade,” Cr Kidd said.

    “When sections of the Northern Distributor Road were constructed a few years ago, Leeds Parade was used as the heavy vehicle detour and bypass of the CBD and Summer Street.

    “Geotechnical investigations were completed earlier this year and based on the results on this work, the road will be stabilised with a concrete mixture using council’s road pulveriser from Phillip Street to the NDR roundabout.

    Several sections will receive additional gravel over the top of the current road, increasing the road pavements thickness and overall strength to handle heavy road traffic.

    The road will be finished off with a bitumen spray seal and hot mix overlay on the intersections

    “The newer section of Leeds Parade between Margaret Street and Dalton Street will receive hot mix asphalt heavy patching later in the year.”

    Orange’s Infrastructure Committee Chair Sam Romano said the project was one of the biggest on council’s roads program for this season.

    “If we keep getting these nice sunny days, the project should go through to Christmas,” Cr Romano said.

    “The road will be open during the road works, but one lane will be closed at a time while the road crews complete the road upgrade.

    “There will be traffic delays so it’s best to find another route to work if you can.

    “There’s a lot of work going on at the moment on the north side of town, with the upgrade of Burrendong Way, William Maker Drive and now Leeds Parade and we appreciate the delays can be frustrating for motorists.

    “We’re asking for patience as we work as best we can to continue upgrading Orange’s road network.”

    Meanwhile in Kite Street, the Council road crew is handing over the intersection to the Council concrete and drainage crew, who will install a rectangular culvert in the Kite Street/Clinton Street intersection to fill in the former dip this week.

    The stretch of Kite Street from Hill Street to Sampson Street will be finished with hot-mix asphalt in the coming weeks.

    Shortly after the culvert is installed, construction of pedestrian platforms, or blisters, will begin.

    Crews have also completed an upgrade of Hill Street near the Orange Aquatic Centre.

    To see which roads will be upgraded this season head to http://yoursay.orange.nsw.gov.au/roads

    WORK UNDERWAY: File photo

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  • Top layer rolls out on key Orange road upgrade

    4 months ago
    Kidd clergate

    October 12, 2017

    Hot-mix seal is being applied onto Clergate Road this week, bringing the $2.8 million road upgrade ever closer to completion.

    Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the upgrade, designed to improve traffic flow, would make the road safer and more accessible for the growing north Orange community.

    “The Australian Government’s joint funding of this project under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program shows our commitment to delivering safer roads in regional areas such as Orange,” Mr Chester said.

    Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said the project’s completion – with only minor finishing...

    October 12, 2017

    Hot-mix seal is being applied onto Clergate Road this week, bringing the $2.8 million road upgrade ever closer to completion.

    Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the upgrade, designed to improve traffic flow, would make the road safer and more accessible for the growing north Orange community.

    “The Australian Government’s joint funding of this project under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program shows our commitment to delivering safer roads in regional areas such as Orange,” Mr Chester said.

    Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said the project’s completion – with only minor finishing works such as lighting remaining – would cater for future growth in the region’s northern suburbs.

    “Residents of Orange will welcome this upgrade which delivers a fit for purpose road now used as the main thoroughfare for the city’s northern areas,” Mr Gee said.

    Orange mayor Reg Kidd has welcomed the latest milestone on the Clergate Rd project.

    “It’s great that the end of this project is now in sight,” Cr Reg Kidd said. “Clergate Road started its life as a narrow rural country lane. This project now includes a major drainage upgrade, better street-lighting and a much-improved intersection where Clergate Rd meets Farrell Road.”

    “The higher standard of this road puts it in a good condition to work hard for the people of Orange for many years to come. The joint-funding of this project is a great story of co-operation and partnership with the federal government and I thank Andrew Gee for his commitment to working for the region.”

    Stage 1 of the project would see a rebuild of a 750-metre section of Clergate Road from Quartz Street towards the Northern Distributor Road.

    Construction on the project started in February 2017 and will be complete by mid-December. The project is being jointly funded by the Australian Government and Orange City Council.

    For more information about the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/heavy_vehicle_safety_and_productivity.aspx.


    HOT MIX: Contractors apply hot mix asphalt to 750 metres of Clergate Road.

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  • Road building season begins with night work

    5 months ago
    Hill street near roselawn drive


    October 6, 2017

    This year’s road building season in Orange has begun.

    It began with night work on a busy industrial section of Lords Place, from Gardiner Road to the railway line, in a bid to reduce the impact on local businesses. .

    The rehabilitation involves a 480 metre section of the surface being ripped up to a depth of about 200 mm, then stabilised with a road pulveriser and concrete additives.

    The road will then be compacted and finished with a 50 mm hot mix seal.



    IT BEGINS : Council members Jo McRae, Mayor Kidd and Tony Mileto visited
    ...


    October 6, 2017

    This year’s road building season in Orange has begun.

    It began with night work on a busy industrial section of Lords Place, from Gardiner Road to the railway line, in a bid to reduce the impact on local businesses. .

    The rehabilitation involves a 480 metre section of the surface being ripped up to a depth of about 200 mm, then stabilised with a road pulveriser and concrete additives.

    The road will then be compacted and finished with a 50 mm hot mix seal.



    IT BEGINS : Council members Jo McRae, Mayor Kidd and Tony Mileto visited the site of the Lords Place project, to outline plans to reporters at the start of the road-building season.

    Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said this year’s $17 million road building budget was on top of last year’s mammoth road building achievements, where several of Orange’s busiest roads were upgraded along with dozens of residential streets.

    “This year’s program has a lot of bread and butter projects such as filling in the dip at Kite Street near Cook Park and an upgrade of Hill Street near the Orange Aquatic Centre, but also big ticket items such as a $3.4 million upgrade of Forest Road.

    “The community has been crying out for work to start on that road,” Cr Kidd said.

    “It’s a major project and we will be putting the tender out for that project in the next two weeks.

    “Cargo Road, a major entrance to the city is also due to receive major work with the tender going out for that project in the coming weeks.

    "There will be two Cargo Road projects coming up, one will be from the water tank to the council boundary at Neals Lane, where additional subsoil drainage will be added, the pavement strengthened and a new bitumen seal put down.

    “The second project will be down the hill between Whitton Place to Ploughmans Lane, where the road will be widened and upgraded to an urban standard with kerb and gutter, piped drainage and a hot mix asphalt seal.

    “We have a long list of priorities this year and we’re hiring additional staff to get the work done.”

    New councillor Jo McRae is pleased to see the start of road work for the year.

    “Roads and streets of our city have been a big priority for our residents and it’s great to see these works commencing,” Cr McRae said.

    “The main key for me is the wonderful engagement we can have with the citizens of Orange by getting them to tell us where the issues are, and I’d encourage all residents to look at the Your Say Orange website because that does provide a list of all the projects, and a really great way to engage with the information about what’s going to be worked on, or raise issues that need to be addressed.”

    “It’s been a steep learning curve and I have learnt a lot about the processes and a lot of information about road building, but it does come back as a councillor to being responsive to what the community wants and to continue to work with our wonderful council staff to make sure those priorities are pushed through.”

    New councillor Tony Mileto said road-building is a crucial part of the council’s work.

    “These projects are vitally important because people expect to have decent and safe roads within this city I think we’re working towards that objective at the moment,” Cr Mileto said.

    “If we have heavy traffic going on those roads, they need to be built for that purpose. We need to do the research. We need to do the core samples and make sure that those roads are suitable for the purpose intended. And with some of the stuff I’ve seen so far since I’ve been on council we’re working towards that.”

    Work on an industrial section of Lords Place, south, from Gardiner Road began on Tuesday with work happening at night, to reduce the impact on businesses.

    Council road crews and specialist sealing contractors are working on this project.

    A specialized fabric seal will be placed on Sunday 7 October as day works, with the hot mix asphalt contractor completing work on Monday and Tuesday night October 16 and 17.

    “We’ve tried to minimise the impact on businesses as much as we can by completing the majority of the work during the evenings and on Sunday.

    “We appreciate there are nearby residents who may have been affected by the noise but we have all hands on deck to get the work completed as soon as practically possible."

    “This section of road is well and truly due for an upgrade and it is a busy section of road for many businesses and their customers,” Cr Kidd said.

    Other highlights for this season include an upgrade of Leeds Parade from Margaret Street through to the Northern Distributor Road, a roundabout at the Icely Road, Winter Street and Wakeford Street intersection.

    The list of road projects and expected time frames can be found on this section of the Your Say Orange site.


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  • Check out this year's roads projects near you

    7 months ago
    Road legend 3


    1 August 2017

    This map lets you compare road projects planned for the coming road-building season in Orange with past years, and find out where the next round of road-works are planned.

    Click on the 'Full Screen' menu (top right) and then click on each line on the map to see its location.




    1 August 2017

    This map lets you compare road projects planned for the coming road-building season in Orange with past years, and find out where the next round of road-works are planned.

    Click on the 'Full Screen' menu (top right) and then click on each line on the map to see its location.



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  • Roads hit list revealed

    7 months ago
    Kite sale roundabout thumb


    28 July 2017

    Cargo Road, Leeds Parade and Forest Road are at the top of Orange City Council’s road works hit list this financial year.

    Infrastructure Policy Committee Chair Glenn Taylor said more than $17 million had been allocated to the city’s road network over the coming road building season.

    “Everyone will have noticed a difference to the roads after the latest road building season wrapped up, and this one will be no different.

    “It’s no secret Cargo Road, Leeds Parade and Forest Road are in need of an upgrade and I’m sure the community will be thrilled to see...


    28 July 2017

    Cargo Road, Leeds Parade and Forest Road are at the top of Orange City Council’s road works hit list this financial year.

    Infrastructure Policy Committee Chair Glenn Taylor said more than $17 million had been allocated to the city’s road network over the coming road building season.

    “Everyone will have noticed a difference to the roads after the latest road building season wrapped up, and this one will be no different.

    “It’s no secret Cargo Road, Leeds Parade and Forest Road are in need of an upgrade and I’m sure the community will be thrilled to see those projects finished.”

    The Forest Road upgrade includes 1400 metres from the Southern Feeder Road intersection, alongside Sir Jack Brabham Park to the hospital entrance.

    As well as an upgrade of the road, the funding includes street lighting and the construction of parking alongside Jack Brabham sports fields and provision for an entrance into the proposed new private hospital.

    The Leeds Parade upgrade includes a rehabilitation from Margaret Street through to the Northern Distributor Road.

    Cargo Road will receive pavement strengthening, drainage works and a new seal from east of Neals Lane to the city boundary but also a hotmix seal from Whitton Lane to Ploughmans Lane.

    “Those three roads are crucial,” Cr Taylor said

    “One takes to people to the hospital, another is a thoroughfare to the North Orange Bypass and the third is an entrance to the city.

    “On top of those high profile locations, we’ll be tackling upgrades in Lords Place, Ophir Road, the North Orange Bypass, Wicks Road and Kite Street.

    “We’ll also be doing rehabilitation work at Hill Street, Moulder Street and sections of Anson Street.

    “We’re not on top of the roads yet but we’re certainly making a noticeable difference.

    “There’s a real focus on footpaths this year too but it doesn’t mean the roads will be taking a back seat.

    “In the last two budgets we’ve delivered about $26 million worth of road upgrades for Orange.

    “About 5 years ago Orange nearly ran out of water and we sorted that, we then went to work on the roads and we’re getting there, now we’re hearing loud and clear from the community the footpaths need to take a priority.

    “We’re listening and we’re doing.”






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    The following is a list of proposed road projects to be completed during the current financial year ( 2017/18).

    This list of projects is subject to a range of variables such as weather and availability of resources. The availability of external contractors who are all involved with record expenditure on roads projects across NSW.

    • Lords Place – Gardiner Road to the end of Lords Place – rehabilitation* and hotmix.
    • Ophir Road – First crossing and the next 140m- rehabilitation and spray seal.
    • Kite Street- Hill Street to Sampson Street- rehabilitation and removal of a dip in the road at the Clinton Street intersection.
    • North Orange Bypass – Anson Street to Clergate Road – Hotmix reconstruction** and street lighting at the intersection.
    • Leeds Parade – Margaret Street to Northern Distributor Road – Rehabilitate and seal (subject to design work).
    • Burrendong Way – Northern Distributor Road Wiradjuri Way – Widening, reconstruction and spray seal.
    • Cargo Road – Whitton Lane to Ploughmans Lane- Widening, reconstruction and a hot mix seal, sub soil drainage works towards the boundary.
    • Wicks Road – full length – Form pavement and spray seal
    • Canobolas Road causeway – reconstruct causeway with piped culvert.
    • Forest Road – Southern Feeder Road to the hospital- Widening, reconstruction, hotmix seal and traffic lights at the main hospital entrance.
    • Forest Road bridge duplication
    • Southern Feeder Road – Huntley Road to Elsham Avenue (subject to grant funding)
    • Elsham Avenue – Leewood Drive to Ash Street – hotmix.
    • William Street from March to Byng St


    The following roads will be rehabilitated and then given a spray seal.

    • Hill Street – Moulder to Warrendine Street
    • Anson Street – at Lister Drive and at Phillip Street


    The following is a list of roads expected to receive a re-seal.

    • Aminya Place- Larella To End
    • Attunga Place-Kurim To End
    • Banksia Street-Racecourse To Beech
    • Barrett Street-Kalkadoon To Beech
    • Boyd Place-Ploughmans To Wiare
    • Burreburry Crescent Wentworth (West) To Wentworth (East)
    • Clergate Road-Auberson To Pearce
    • Cypress Street-Entire Street
    • Elliott Close-Torulosa To End
    • Emily Place-Annabelle To End
    • Forest Road-Tynan To Grevillea
    • Forest Road-Stephen To Sharp
    • Frost Street-Coronation To Wentworth
    • Larry Dwyer Way-Caleula To Woodward
    • Laurel Avenue-Valerie To End
    • Markham Avenue-End To Morobe
    • Melville Place-Anson to End
    • Nunkeri Place-Yvonne To Mirral
    • Spring Street-March to Byng
    • Spring Street-Jindaleee to Amaroo
    • Steels Lane-Line Pine to Carlton
    • Turner Crescent-Cianfrano to Turner
    • Wrights Lane-Mount Pleasant to Canobolas

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    * The most common road renewal technique that Orange City Council uses is called Pavement Rehabilitation.

    Pavement rehabilitation or 'Stabilising' involves-

    • removing the surface
    • the pavement gravel is pulverised by a road reclaimer machine.
    • a binder is added for strength, and the pavement is watered and re-compacted
    • a surface seal of either asphalt or sprayed seal is applied.

    ** A Reconstruction is the replacement of the entire existing pavement structure.


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  • Northern Distributor Road passes economic test

    7 months ago
    By pass community day

    July 20, 2017

    The Northern Distributor Road has been revealed as a safety and economic benefit adding millions of dollars to the community.

    A report on the total cost of the road was presented to Tuesday night’s (18 July) Orange City Council meeting.

    Orange Mayor John Davis said the community had been frustrated by the performance of the road but
    could be assured the road was good value for money.


    “The cost benefit analysis shows that even though the road has cost an extra $13.8 million in upgrades
    since 2013, it still ticks every box in terms of benefit to...


    July 20, 2017

    The Northern Distributor Road has been revealed as a safety and economic benefit adding millions of dollars to the community.

    A report on the total cost of the road was presented to Tuesday night’s (18 July) Orange City Council meeting.

    Orange Mayor John Davis said the community had been frustrated by the performance of the road but
    could be assured the road was good value for money.


    “The cost benefit analysis shows that even though the road has cost an extra $13.8 million in upgrades
    since 2013, it still ticks every box in terms of benefit to the community compared to cost to ratepayers,” Cr Davis said.

    “Most of the NDR from the Escort way through to the Mitchell Highway is of a standard which is greatlyimproved and I challenge anyone who is critical of the quality of the road to drive it from start to finish.

    “There’s a few sections which, still need work but we’ve held off due to operational reasons such as the
    plan to build a new roundabout at the William Maker Drive intersection and the ongoing work at Clergate Road.”

    The analysis compared the total cost of the NDR, including upgrades, to the cost of the Guanna Hill
    realignment project being done by the Roads and Maritime Services, on the Mitchell Highway.

    The total cost of the NDR, including upgrades has reached $48.1 million, the total length of the project is 12.5 kilometres, or $3.8 million per kilometre.

    In comparison, the restructure of the 7.2 kilometre section of the Mitchell Highway at Guanna Hill has
    been valued at about $40 million, or about $5.6 million per kilometre.

    The Guanna Hill project has been designed for traffic volumes of around 3,000 vehicles per day, whereas the NDR carries between 10,500 vehicles per day between Hill Street and Leeds Parade and around 4,000 vehicles per day in the vicinity of Icely Road.

    Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Chair Glenn Taylor said the comparison shows the NDR is value for money given both roads consist of a significant portion of new highway standard road construction through rural areas.

    “More than half the NDR is through residential areas so we have also had additional costs such as buying land, building sounds barriers and landscaping,” Cr Taylor said.

    “We’ve also had to put in four major roundabouts and 11 intersections as well as the major intersection
    with the highway at Bathurst Road and we’ve built three bridges.

    “All of these elements add to the cost.

    “We’ve looked at the costs of the projects compared to the benefits to the community and it comes out on top.

    “When you look at the number of accidents prevented, time saved and environmental benefits such as getting trucks out of the main street, the economic benefit to the community has already reached $22 million and is expected to be about $82 million over the next 20 years.”


    BYPASS: Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Chair Glenn Taylor says the bypass is value for money.

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