Have your say on Grafton's worst roads
IF THERE is a certain stretch of road in the Valley that really grinds your gears, now is your chance to have your say.
The National Roads and Motorists' Association is launching its fourth Seeing Red on Roads campaign, asking motorists to vote for the roads they are most concerned about.
In the wake of NSW and Federal budget announcements on road funding, the NRMA is asking people to vote for the local roads which worry them the most.
Drivers throughout the North Coast region are invited to literally "red flag" the road they find most frustrating, on the interactive map which can be found at mynrma.com.au/redflag.
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Since 2011 over 35,000 people have taken part in the Seeing Red on Roads campaign. In 2013, the Pacific Hwy was voted as the worst road in the region, with motorists voting narrow lanes, poor road surface and not enough lanes as the main concerns.
NRMA deputy president Wendy Machin said that while the NRMA was pleased with the success of its Seeing Red on Roads campaign, it was essential for motorists to continue to flag the roads of most concern on the North Coast.
"The recent NSW Budget contained a $1.2 billion commitment to complete the Pacific Hwy upgrade, following the Australian Government's commitment of $5.6 billion," Ms Machin said.
"However, lack of funding commitments over many years means that the Pacific Hwy upgrade has been extended to 2020, missing the promised 2016 deadline - a commitment made by successive NSW and Australian Governments at the most recent elections."
NRMA has recently highlighted the need for more funding for local roads.
To vote go to mynrma.com.au/redflag. Voting will remain open until August 31, 2014.