Boorga and Dickie Road residents are chomping at the bit, ready to see money they were promised to upgrade the dangerous stretch.
Yet it seems cash for the project is being tied up in bureaucracy, according to Murray MP Helen Dalton.
Information provided to Griffith City Council by the NSW Cabinet indicates an announcement will be made 'soon', but has no set date yet.
Resident Rodney Guest says driving on Boorga Road, even after the grading done last week, is like "playing Russian Roulette".
"I was following a car on Friday, and they were doing no more than 40km, and they just lose control," he said.
The funding was due to be announced in February, yet the cabinet still has not released the money.
Regional Transport and Roads minister Paul Toole told The Area News the government was "committed to delivering its election promises," yet wouldn't go so far as to say when exactly the money would be announced.
I was following a car on Friday, and they were doing no more than 40km, and they just lose control.Rodney Guest
Griffith City Council's general manager Brett Stonestreet reassures the project remains a top priority for council.
He says to date, council has provided a business case and supporting application documents to two different state government funding programs and currently awaiting formal notification of funds.
That's if the most recent application to the Fixing Local Roads program is approved.
"It is not known to council why there might be any delays to release of grant funds," he stated.
Mrs Dalton has also been making inquiries, with two requests to the government to ascertain from where and when this money will be provided to council.
"I've asked two questions in Parliament to Nationals' Regional Transport Minister Paul Toole, asking for a specific date on when Boorga Road and Dickie Road will be sealed," Mrs Dalton explained.
"Both times, he has dodged the question and refused to give me a date."
"It looks as if the Nationals are trying to wince out of another election promise," Mrs Dalton said.
"We need to keep the pressure on until this project commences."
It looks as if the Nationals are trying to wince out of another election promise.Helen Dalton
When asked why there was a delay in the announcement of funding for the Fixing Local Roads program, Mr Toole said it was extended to give bushfire affected communities the chance to apply.
"The rollout of the program was slightly delayed to allow for applications from bushfire-affected councils," Mr Toole explained.
"The NSW Government remains committed to delivering our election commitments."
Mr Toole said the successful applications from the first round of Fixing Local Roads will be announced "in the coming months", and will prioritise shovel-ready projects.
With a car skidding on the road just last week, residents are truly concerned that more accidents will take place while they wait.
The NSW Government remains committed to delivering our election commitments.Paul Toole
"The funding needs to come quickly before someone loses their life. The road is getting busier and more dangerous. We are all at risk," Mr Guest said.
Mr Stonestreet "couldn't stress enough" that residents should continue to drive to the conditions.