THE dreaded Bunnings roundabout has topped the list of the five worst Wagga intersections.
Frustrated drivers unanimously voted the Dobney Avenue and Pearson Street junction as the most problematic of the city, while the Murray and Edward streets intersection was a close second.
The Fernleigh and Glenfield roads roundabout ranked third, Chaston and Docker streets intersection fourth and Fitzmaurice and Travers streets fifth.
Glenfield Park’s Nick Dunlop was among many who placed the Bunnings roundabout at the top of their list.
Passing through the roundabout up to four times a day, he said indicating in and out of the four-feed, two-lane roundabout was confusing for drivers.
“I don’t know what the answer is, I just know what the problem is,” he said.
Tegan Ellis has the Murray and Edward streets intersection at the top of her list after a trailer mounted the bonnet of her car, sliced it open and shattered the window last October.
She sought a solution through Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) at the time, but was told the hospital redevelopment needed construction access, while emergency services often used Murray Street to avoid potential delays on Docker Street.
While professional driver Peter Rex, who’s owned and operated Wagga Shuttle for four years said most intersections became problematic in peak hour, ones like Murray and Edward streets were usually always difficult to negotiate.
A Wagga City Council (WWCC) spokesman confirmed works were planned for the first and third worst-rated roundabouts under the long term financial plan, with $100,000 allocated for works in 2016/17 and an extra $4.5 million allocated in 2017/18.
Council would support the upgrade of the Murray and Edward streets intersection if the Roads and Maritimes Service put forward an initiative.
WWCC is currently rehabilitating Chaston Street, between Dobney Avenue and Cullen Road.
“Council reminds all motorists to drive carefully in the changed traffic conditions while the works take place," the spokesman said.
He confirmed the Fitzmaurice and Travers streets intersection was controlled with a stop sign due to limited sight distances and recognised as a location where motorists need to take extra care.
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