A report from the country's leading insurance agency has found Griffith's roads are perceived as among the poorest in the region.
The NRMA Rate Your Road report, released last week, revealed new data on the public's view on the condition of roads across the country.
According to the report, the average rating of the condition of Griffith roads is just 37.58 out of 100.
Out of the 39 areas included in the Mann Region, only Balranald, Carrathool, Lithgow and the Upper Lachlan Shire had worse ratings than Griffith in this category.
In the making of the report, drivers were able to anonymously submit complaints to NRMA about specific roads and their conditions.
Two of the roads criticised in Griffith were Yambil Street and Beelbangara Road.
One responder said Yambil Street was "badly torn up" due to "very poor repair work".
The responder also criticised traffic along the street and poor visibility due to parking down the middle of the street.
Another responder criticised Beelbangara Road, saying "the tar is uneven and bumpy" and there are no pull-over areas in the case of a breakdown.
The responder also included that roads and signage in the Griffith area "are terrible" and that local councils do not have enough money for upgrades.
Griffith roads also ranked poorly for safety, with an overall survey score of 40.85 out of 100.
Griffith City Council said the findings of the report were "very general in nature" but assured The Area News that work was being done to improve the condition of the region's roads.
"Council is aware that there are some roads in worse condition than others, and these are roads have a targeted maintenance program as well as funding applications for future upgrades," director of infrastructure and operations Phil King said.
"...given that more than half our roads are unsealed, the perceived condition of the road is not surprising as this style of survey is not likely to attract favourable scores."
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Mr King said council was always working hard to receive funding to improve road conditions and that big changes are currently in motion.
"Griffith City Council is currently is currently undertaking one of the largest capital works programmes over the next two years on council's roads," Mr King said.
"This will result in the Griffith Southern Industrial Link Road providing a key link around the city taking heavy traffic away from schools, playgrounds and residential areas as well as improving efficiency for our cities growing productivity."
In 2019, Griffith City Council committed to a $7.3 million plan to seal Boorga Road and Dickie Road following community complaints about safety.
Griffith City Council committed to a $7.3 million plan to seal the roads in 2019.
In May 2020, the federal government announced a $1.8 billion commitment to road infrastructure with a focus on regional roads.
The complete findings of the NRMA Rate Your Road report are available on the NRMA website.
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