HALLS GAP tourists and residents had to negotiate through construction works along Grampians Road during the long weekend.
Northern Grampians Shire Council is working on a number of upgrades, including pathways around the Stoney Creek precinct and along the main strip of the town. Executive manager of operations Trenton Fithall said the planning process of the work has been conscious of the impact on the area.
"Obviously whatever we do around people is not ideal," he said.
"We did take a break over Summer and Easter where we didn't do any work so we alleviated our impact then.
"Those are the two key periods we identified in Halls Gap. We still have time frames to commit to."
Mr Fithall said works included drainage, kerb and channel, and paving will be laid in the near future.
"The paving will lead in and around to the boardwalk shops," he said.
"We will then start planning our crossing from the car park and green space into the shopping precinct."
Mr Fithall said while there was some disruption over the long weekend the end goal is to build the capacity of the town.
"With the works that are going on it might entice people to come back and see the finished result," he said.
"We are 100 per cent trying to be considerate of our actions in the area. We've consciously held off works when we needed to be doing them because it didn't make sense.
"It's quite evident to everyone that it seems to be busy all year round at the moment in Halls Gap."