Old favourite wins NSW Worst Road poll
New South Wales has voted for its worst road and unsurprisingly picked the Pacific Highway.
Specifically, the stretch at Urunga on the mid north coast has been named the State's worst road in an NRMA survey.
Among the complaints from the 10,000 people surveyed were the lack of lanes, poor road conditions and constant congestion. Parramatta Road in Sydney followed close behind at second worst - Pennant Hills Road and the M4 Western Motorway were third and fourth.
Twenty-four years on from horrific bus crashes at Kempsey and Grafton and the President of the NRMA Wendy Machin says it is unacceptable the duplication of the Pacific Highway has still not been finished. NRMA will continue pressuring the NSW Government to finish upgrades before public frustrations boil-over, or there is another tragic incidence.
NRMA's senior policy adviser Jack Halley said the Govenrment really needs to pay attention: “We've consistently lobbied both federal and state governments for improvements to the Pacific Highway because of the injury and fatality rate on that stretch of road so we are hoping they'll listen and devote more funding to it," he said. The motoring association does admit projects such as Westconnex and the F3 to M2 link will help relieve motorists' major frustrations by connecting key roads and cutting congestion.