PEDESTRIANS, motorists and businesses have around a month of disruption left to go as the intersection of George and Howick streets gets an important upgrade.
Bathurst Regional Council has told the community that the installation of the new kerb and gutter has been completed.
Now, crews are commencing excavation of the old pavement material in preparation for the new base. The footpath near the church is also being refurbished.
Work to upgrade the intersection, which includes the installation of a roundabout, began in January.
Crews have been working on it since, only taking a brief break while the Bathurst 12 Hour was on and thousands more people were in the city.
The construction process hasn't always been smooth, but the project is now back on track and expected to be complete in early April.
"There have been minor delays due to unexpected service issues. The work is now progressing as scheduled.," mayor Graeme Hanger said.
Knowing that the project has caused disruption to the community, Cr Hanger said crews are on site six days a week to carry out the work.
"The crews are working extended hours to ensure the project is completed as soon as possible," he said.
"The crews work from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays."
In the meantime, an alternate parking option has been provided to residents to help them better access businesses while the intersection is closed.
A temporary car park has been established on the old Clancy Motors site, offering 35 additional spaces for two hours at a time.
It can be accessed directly from Howick Street or from the RSL car park.
Cr Hanger said the car park appeared to be well utilised since it open.
While the new roundabout is the centerpiece of the intersection upgrade, there will also be a change to pedestrian access once the project is complete.
"Pedestrian refuges similar to the ones near the post office on Howick Street will be installed and a mid-block pedestrian refuge will be installed near Machattie Lane on George Street," Cr Hanger said.