Damaging potholes, rough edges and narrow lanes have resulted in residents labelling the city's worst road as Inglewood Road in Gumly, according to the NRMA.
The comments come in the wake of the company's Rate Your Road survey in which participants were asked to fill out a scale of very poor to excellent based on congestion, condition and safety.
Kate Lundy, region director, said roads in the Wagga region received 149 votes.
"Safety featured prominently when locals had their say and this is not surprising – almost 80 per cent of fatalities on our roads happen in regional areas," she said. "For the most part, these are locals who drive these roads day in day out."
Ms Lundy said Inglewood Road scored poorly for both safety and condition, with motorists also raising concerns over Edward Street, the Sturt Highway at San Isidore, Holbrook Road at Gelston Park and Lake Albert Road at Kooringal.
"You can imagine driving these roads day in day out," she said. "You notice every pothole."
Ann Adams, a Gumly resident, said she often uses the road to avoid the main thoroughfares.
"It is very, very narrow and it is uneven and there is no edging," she said.
"I think it is a priority because it's a good connection to the airport and with all the homes going in at Forrest Hill."
Ms Lundy said although the roads named might not be representative of the wider community's opinion, the residents who voted, were the ones who cared enough to take action.
"Everyone has a problem with a road in their area and it's a symptom of chronic under funding," she said.
Ms Adams said it should not be up to Wagga City Council alone to fix the majority of the roads as the city continues to expand.
The Gobbagombalin bridge, the Eunony bridge and the intersection of Old Narrandera Road and the Olympic Highway were also areas that should be prioritised, Ms Adams said.
Councils are the front line and they need support from state and federal road funding programs.Kate Lundy
"I sat at that intersection for ages before we could get even across the traffic," she said. "Something needs to be done for our roads."
Ms Lundy said they are trying to send messages to both federal and state levels of government that it is not fair to leave the burden on the shoulders of the council.
"We have known for many years that local councils are struggling under the burden of maintaining quality and safety standards," she said.
"Our call is to the state government in the lead up to this election to make a financial commitment to regional roads.
"Council have a limited revenue base..that only goes far.
"State and federal governments have the capacity to use other revenue from taxes, from fuel excise - we're saying more of that money should go to roads and infrastructure."
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