After planned safety upgrades to a "death trap" Tumut intersection were dismissed as inadequate, the NSW Opposition has echoed the concerns.
The intersection of the Snowy Mountains Highway and Gocup Road was the scene of a horrific weekend accident, which has claimed the lives of a 10-year-old girl and an unborn child and left a woman and a four-year-old child in critical conditions.
Mick Veitch, Labor's spokesman for western NSW, has expressed concerns about the safety upgrades.
"The current proposal from the roads agency for safety enhancements at that intersection just aren't enough. If they would just listen to the community, they would know that's not going to be enough," he said.
"This is one of those cases where you've got the bureaucracy and the government of the day acting on the information received from the bureaucracy. The disconnect is that the bureaucracy just doesn't seem to care what the community is putting up."
According to Lindsay Tanner, Transport for NSW's director south west, work had recently been completed at the intersection, with more due to begin shortly.
"Transport for NSW installed vehicle-activated signs to improve safety on the Gocup Road approach to the Snowy Mountains Highway intersection in early April," Mr Tanner said.
"These signs display a digital message, warning road users to slow down and provide advanced notice of conditions ahead.
"A further safety project at the intersection, starting later this month, includes removing trees, upgrading line marking and signs, and installing medians, kerbs and a safety barrier to improve safety and traffic flow through the intersection."
A spokesperson for the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole, said Transport for NSW analysed the crash data and was confident that the upgrades were adequate.
"We will continue to closely monitor the intersection after the upgrades are completed," the spokesperson said.