Clergate Road is the next street in Orange in line for a major upgrade. This week’s Orange City Council meeting awarded the $2.17 million tender to Hamcon Civil Pty Ltd, the same company that built the first section of the southern feeder road.
Stage 1 of the project will see the re-building of a 750 metre section of Clergate Rd from Quartz Street towards the bypass, with a hot-mix asphalt seal.
Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Committee chair, Cr Glenn Taylor has welcomed the latest sign of progress towards better local roads.
“Clergate Road was originally a low-traffic rural road, but now it’s used by traffic coming to and from a key industrial area in North Orange,” Cr Glenn Taylor said. “We’ll be widening the road and installing street lighting. It’s now an urban street so there will be kerb & guttering ”
“We’re also improving the intersection with Farrell Road and improving the sight-distance for turning drivers.”
“With the development of business and residential areas in north Orange, Farrell Road is taking a greater role in moving larger volumes of traffic through that area. Improving the Clergate Road-Farrell Road intersection will be important for the residents of that area.”
It’s expected work will begin in January.