A major upgrade to the internal roads on the Bloomfield Hospital campus reaches a key milestone next week when an entrance to the campus off Forest Rd closes for three weeks.

Orange City Council is upgrading 1.4 kms of the roads between the hospital buildings.

The $750,000 project is being jointly funded by Orange City Council, Health Infrastructure, the Orange Ex-Services Club and Cockram, the construction company which is building the new Mission Australia accommodation alongside Huntley Road.

Orange Mayor John Davis said the project has made good progress since work began late last month.

“The first stage is widening the connecting road between Huntley Rd and the main campus. Because that access road is still closed to traffic there’s been no impact for drivers in the area,” Cr John Davis said.

“Staff who work on the campus will start to notice when the entrance from the ‘first’ gate on Forest Rd closes on Monday next week. There’ll be clear detour signs in place
and we’re asking drivers to be patient and plan for some extra time as they settle into a new drive-to-work routine.”

“This closure will let work begin on this section of Park Rd, that runs through the golf course.”