There are pleas for a major overhaul of a "death trap" intersection in Tumut after a horrific weekend crash.
A Subaru Liberty car and semi-trailer collided at the intersection of the Gocup Road and Snowy Mountains Highway on Saturday.
Snowy Valley's deputy mayor John Larter - a paramedic who was called to the incident - said it was one in a long line of crashes he had attended at the intersection.
Councillor Larter believes the intersection - which is the responsibility of Roads and Maritime Services - needs a major overhaul.
"If this hasn't demonstrated there's a need for something out of the ordinary to mitigate the risk of that intersection, then I don't know what you need to have happen," he said.
Tumut businesswoman and Snowy Valleys councillor Andrianna Benjamin has dismissed upgrade works that were due to begin on the intersection soon as little more than "a lick of paint on the road".
"That intersection has been a death trap for many, many years," she said.
"Enough is enough, We need to fix that intersection so that it is fixed for good.
"People's lives are more important than money."
Cr Benjamin said the RMS was "overriding" the community on how the intersection should be improved.
"Here we are spending millions of dollars on tourism and RMS is not listening to us," she said.
"All we ask is that it is fixed once and for all. We cannot afford to lose lives over a bit of civil engineering and a bit of concrete."
Snowy Valleys mayor James Hayes said a $70 million upgrade of the Gocup Road - completed in June 2019 - was little more than "lipstick on a pig" without improving the intersection.
Member for Wagga Joe McGirr said the Tumut community had long been warning about the potential dangers of the intersection.
Dr McGirr said a review of possible safety upgrades was needed.
"The Gocup Road has improved out of sight, but when it comes into that highway there, if you're not used to driving on it, it seems to me that there's a great potential there for an accident," he said.