Wagga MP Joe McGirr has launched a parliamentary petition calling for safety upgrades at an intersection described by residents as a "death trap".
ACT woman Khayla Reno, her 10-year-old daughter and unborn baby were killed in a collision with a semi-trailer at the intersection of Gocup Road and the Snowy Mountains Highway in May.
Tumut resident Ray Carr said there had been attempts to get funding to completely overhaul the intersection going back 14 years.
"It's a death trap, my word it is, and the intersection needs to be wiped out, it needs obliviating," he said.
"What annoys the Tumut community is every time you turn the TV on you see how much money they spending on roads and freeways in the metropolitan areas on on the seaboard routes to the east of the Divide.
"But we can't get a miserable $15 million or whatever it is going to cost to have a realignment that is going to save people's lives."
Dr McGirr said the petition had already gained more than 850 signatures, which was above the 500 minimum needed to be presented to Parliament.
"The [Roads] Minister has been positive in getting it reviewed and I acknowledged that, but the feeling in the community is very strong," Dr McGirr said.
"I can't tell you the number of people who feel very passionately about this and it is been going for decades and they feel that their concerns are not being listened to.
"I think it's important that is recognised and that we use that, to be honest, to continue to pressure the government."
Dr McGirr said he was considering presenting the petition to Parliament when it resumes sitting in late July, depending on the rate of people signing up.
"I really want to see if we can get it as close to 10,000 as possible, and that might take some time, but it would lead to a debate in Parliament," he said.
The petition asks Parliament to "note and acknowledge the tragic collision outside of Tumut on the Gocup Road and Snowy Mountains Highway intersection" and to "call on the government to urgently review and upgrade this intersection with the additional safety measures necessary to prevent future tragedies".
NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Paul Toole said he looked forward to discussions on the intersection's future.
"At my request, Transport for NSW and the Centre for Road Safety are undertaking a priority review of the intersection with a view to identifying permanent solutions to improve road safety at the intersection," he said.
"The review is almost complete and I look forward to discussing the outcomes and all proposed solutions with the local member and the community shortly.
"Dr McGirr and I have both agreed that the current roadworks to improve road safety are necessary and appropriate to help address the immediate road safety concerns at this location in the short-term."
Snowy Valleys councilors, Tumut residents and the Labor opposition have previously described works to install digital slow down signs at the intersection as "inadequate" and "lipstick on a pig".