New roundabouts to drive safety in Orange

9 January 2020

Work has started on a new roundabout in Orange to improve safety for local residents and tourists.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the work followed the opening of another roundabout last month.

"Two new roundabouts at Orange are a win for all motorists, helping to improve safety and reduce congestion through the busy town," Mr Toole said.

"As work on the roundabout at the intersection of McLachlan and March streets starts, Orange City Council will be completing the final touches at the newly opened roundabout at the intersection of Hill Street and Matthews Avenue.

"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."

Orange City Council's Mayor Reg Kidd said the roundabouts demonstrate how the NSW Government and Local Council can work together to benefit the community.

"Thanks to funding from the NSW Government, Orange City Council was able to open the first roundabout in time for Christmas, and has now started work on a second roundabout," Mr Kidd said.

"We carried out studies at these two intersections and found roundabouts are the best solution to not only improve safety, but also improve 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.

For more information on road projects, visit the Projects webpage.

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