The wait for Boorga and Dickie Roads to be sealed could be ending soon.
The federal government has given $191 million to the state government to augment its $500 million Fixing Local Roads program.
The road's surface has been a long-running issue with farmers and residents worried about safety.
Former Member for Murray Austin Evans promising the road would be sealed ahead of the March 2019 state election. The project is estimated to cost $7.3 million.
The sealing of Boorga and Dickie Roads will see Rombola Family Farms and Griffith City Council each contribute $831,000. The state and federal government will contribute the rest.
The NSW Roads Minister Paul Toole said the funding boost from the Commonwealth will mean 'shovel-ready' projects will share around $382 million of that money to help deliver extra jobs around the state.
"This is about delivering small projects that can make a big difference for local communities - projects that will drive valuable jobs in the regions over the next 12 months as councils get cracking on delivery," Mr Toole said.
Parliamentary secretary to the Deputy Premier and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited the road herself last week, and said the upgrade would make a big difference.
"Locals have been chomping at the bit for this road to be upgraded, and we're delivering it," Ms Cooke said.
"We know this project is shovel-ready, so the community can expect to see works begin almost immediately, with the road fully sealed, graded and profiled to ensure that it remains a safe and smooth route for everyone who uses it."
Griffith mayor John Dal Broi said the project would support all the farmers who use the road.
"Considerable economic growth is generated for our region via the farms that link to Boorga/Dickie Roads and this project will greatly improve efficiencies in transporting produce from farm gate to market," Councillor Dal Broi said.
Member for Murray Helen Dalton said she had been keeping a list of the government's pre-election promises. "And I'm constantly reminding them of all these promises," Mrs Dalton said.
"I've written three parliamentary questions demanding a timeline on the sealing of Boorga and Dickie roads.
"Each time, the NSW Government avoid giving an answer. I was pleased to see they've now committed to starting the project.
"It's a bit petty of the government to exclude me, the local member, from their big announcements. They instead invite an MP from outside of the electorate.
"But at the end of the day, as long as the promises are delivered, that's all that matters."