The daily bottleneck at a Central intersection has been thrust into the spotlight as more residents voice their concerns about a nearby planning proposal.
As a result, Wagga City Council has extended the feedback period for a proposed rezoning of land on the corner of Morgan and Docker streets under the Wagga Local Environmental Plan.
The proposal - which would see the parcel of land currently used by the Vintage Motor Club reclassified as operational - will now be on exhibition until September 20, and submissions accepted until October 4.
Bolton Street resident Bev Watson said she has lived there for almost 40 years and fears a change to the LEP could have a "detrimental" effect on the community.
"The traffic volume has increased at an unsustainable rate in recent years," Mrs Watson said.
"Factors such as a lack of parking at Wagga Base Hospital, increased use of the hall and park and growing commercial ventures on Morgan Street have not only increased road users on Bolton Street, but also made the Docker-Bolton-Morgan street intersection a death trap for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians."
Mrs Watson said the road situation is already a nightmare and urged the council to address these issues before any planning proposal is approved.
"Currently navigating the Docker-Bolton-Morgan street intersection, particularly in peak periods, is dangerous," she said.
"There is inconsistent speeds from motorists, low visibility due to parked cars along Docker Street, and general driver confusion about crossing the intersection as the line marking is unclear.
"We have the Volunteer Rescue Association who needs access which is really important ... it needs addressing somehow, maybe a roundabout."
VRA squad captain Jodie Carter said traffic congestion was an issue faced by all emergency services, regardless of where they are responding to a job from.
Council's director of regional activation Michael Keys said the submission period was extended to ensure there is a good representation of key community issues.
"We had a group of concerned residents come to us early last week as well as further interest later in the week," he said.
"We're really trying to make sure we can get as many issues identified and as much information out now rather than waiting for it later on."
Last week, concerned residents were calling for council to host a public hearing but Mr Keys said one may not be needed.
"We're going to go back to some of those key residents in that area, who are working with others, and invite them to come in and sit down to make sure they understand the process," he said.
"We understand what their key issues are and that may mean there is no need to have a public meeting; it is about sitting down with the interested parties in the first instance."