Michael McCormack says the promised $2.5 million towards the upgrade of Dunns Road is waiting for Wagga City Council to use

Member for Riverina Michael McCormack
Member for Riverina Michael McCormack

Riverina MP Michael McCormack says the promised $2.5 million towards the upgrade of Dunns Road is still there, but council has yet to present a proposal for its use.

“The ball is very much in council’s court,” Mr McCormack said. “The money is still there, it was earmarked for Dunns Road. I never said it should close, but (the road) is in urgent need of an upgrade.”

Uranquinty Progress Association formally joined the fight to keep Dunns Road open this week with a 1500-signature petition that will be presented at next week’s council meeting. The group believes the road is a vital shortcut for people living south of Wagga.

Mr McCormack said he still wanted to see the road – which had seen several crashes over the years – upgraded, but also urged motorists to either avoid the road or use extra caution in the meantime.

More than 80 per cent of respondents to a Daily Advertiser poll wanted the road upgraded. About 10 per cent each voted for leaving the road as-is or closing the road.

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