Worst Wagga roads revealed: Rate Your Road survey

12 March 2019

Inglewood Road in Gumly Gumly and has received the most number of votes in the Wagga Wagga region through the NRMA’s Rate You Road survey, the largest transport survey in the state’s history.

The NRMA has today released the results of the comprehensive survey which saw almost 10,000 roads receive votes from 23,400 people across the state. The Rate Your Road survey was launched by the NRMA in January to give voters a voice leading up to the 23 March NSW Election.

Inglewood Road scored poorly for both safety and condition, with motorists also raising concerns over congestion on Edward Street in the CBD.

Roads in the Wagga Wagga region received 149 votes from locals.

Participants were asked to rate their road on a scale of very poor to excellent (rating out of 100) based on congestion, condition and safety. Voters also rated local public transport services.

The top five road locations across Wagga Wagga to receive the most number of votes were:

Rank  Location  Reason  Rating 
Inglewood Road at Gumly Gumly  Safety  33/100 
Edward Street in the Wagga Wagga CBD  Congestion  38/100 
Sturt Highway at San Isadore  Safety/Condition  45/100 
Holbrook Road at Gelston Park  Safety  29/100 
Lake Albert Road at Kooringal  Condition  35/100 


In addition, the roads and highways across the state to receive the most number of overall votes across the whole length of the road and the ratings voters gave each road out of 100 were:

Rank  Road  Votes  Rating out of 100 
Pacific Highway  1,092  50 
Princes Highway  720  49 
Parramatta Road  668  45 
M5 Motorway  527  50 
Pennant Hills Road  518  46 

NRMA region director Kate Lundy thanked the Riverina community for their overwhelming response to the NRMA’s Rate Your Road campaign and said the data would be critical as the NRMA worked to improve the region’s transport network.

“More than half of NRMA Members live in regional or rural communities, so it’s important we stand up for the interests of all our Members not just those in metropolitan areas” Ms Lundy said.

“The fact that so many people completed this survey shows transport and road issues are at the forefront of the state’s concerns, particularly those in regional communities.

“Safety featured prominently when locals had their say and this is not surprising - almost 80 per cent of fatalities on our roads happen in regional areas. For the most part, these are locals who drive these roads day in day out.

“I’m pleased to see in the lead up to the NSW Election that both sides of politics have pledged commitments to improving regional and rural roads across NSW. Regional councils carry a huge burden with low funding and lots of bitumen to maintain.”

 Contact: Bridget Ahern 0423 505 854