Motorists can flag our worst roads

Is the Pacific Highway section between Urunga and Macksville still the worst road in NSW?
Is the Pacific Highway section between Urunga and Macksville still the worst road in NSW?

THE NRMA is giving Coffs Coast motorists a chance to again vent their frustration over the state's worst roads.

The peak motoring body has called on NSW residents to take part in its survey and red flag the worst sections of bitumen across the state.

Last year the Pacific Highway between Coffs Harbour and Macksville was voted the worst section of road in NSW.

Yet after widespread exposure of traffic issues in the metropolitan media at the weekend, the survey is sure to this year include large numbers of votes from Sydney-based motorists.

So here is your chance to have the O'Farrell Government take note of country roads and the state of the Pacific Highway.

To complete the survey go to

NRMA President Wendy Machin said the survey identified the Pacific and Princes Highways as NSW's worst roads.

"Six months later the NSW and Australian governments committed record levels of funding into these roads with over a billion dollars committed to the Pacific and $80 million to the Princes Highway," Ms Machin said.                        

"The fact that the government committed funding to the worst roads in our survey shows that they will respond to people power."                         


The NRMA Survey's Worst Roads in NSW in 2011. 

1. Pacific Highway between Coffs Harbour and Macksville

2. Princes Highway between Berry and Bateman's Bay

3. M5 Motorway at the King Georges Road intersection

4. Pennant Hills Road between the M2 and F3

5. M4 Motorway where the toll gates used to be at Auburn

6. Parramatta Road from the CBD and out to Homebush

7. Great Western Hwy between Bathurst and Blue Mountains

8. New England Hwy at the intersection of the Pacific Highway at Hexham Bridge in Newcastle

9. Victoria Road between Drummoyne and Balmain

10. Military Road between Neutral Bay and Mosman

Topics:  nrma nsw government pacific highway road funding roads

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