Works to build a pedestrian crossing outside Wimmera Base Hospital's main entrance will start this week.
There will be prominent signs and speed cushions to alert drivers to the need to give way to pedestrians while the work is being carried out.
Horsham Rural City Council infrastructure director John Martin said Wimmera Health Care Group had been a key driver in the crossing's planning.
"This crossing will provide a much safer location for patients and visitors to cross Baillie Street at the entrance to the hospital as well as other facilities in the area," Mr Martin said.
"These works will start later this week and have an expected construction period of two to three weeks, dependent on weather."
Footpath alteration works at the corner of Firebrace Street and Roberts Avenue will also cause minor disruption to pedestrians from Thursday until Sunday this week.
The works will reduce the gradient of the ramp that runs from the traffic lights to the paved footpath at 68 Firebrace Street, resulting in a much smoother pavement on one of Horsham's busiest footpaths.
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