Karen Slater, from Elders Real Estate in Kyogle, loves the new footpaths in the main street of the town.
Karen Slater, from Elders Real Estate in Kyogle, loves the new footpaths in the main street of the town. Cathy Adams

Kyogle pedestrians praise town's new footpaths

KAREN SLATER, of Kyogle, couldn't be happier with the town's almost-complete footpath facelift.

“It's really good and we really needed it,” she said.

Mrs Slater said before the work was done the footpath was too narrow and not a pretty sight.

The 18-month-long project to widen and resurface the footpaths in the CBD, which is expected to be finished by December 23, cost $1.65 million.

The RTA provided a $25,000 grant, with the rest of the money coming from the Kyogle Council's own coffers.

According to Angie Scott, who works in retail in the CBD, it was worth every cent.

“It makes the town look really smart,” she said.

Ms Scott said the old footpath was unsafe.

“It was very cracked and elderly people would trip on it,” she said.

Ms Scott said the works were a huge inconvenience to shoppers, but worth it in the end.

Director of technical services at the council, Frank Winter, said the works had caused considerable disruption to businesses, pedestrians and traffic.

However, he said the majority of the business community and the general public were very tolerant during the construction.

Now the works were almost finished, many people had made favourable comments to the council, he said.



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