A new roadmap for the future of transport in Wagga does not support the duplication of Gobbagombalin Bridge.
Minister for Regional Roads Paul Toole visited the city on Friday to announce the release of the Wagga Transport Plan for community consultation.
It includes the key findings of the Wagga Urban Highway Study that was completed in 2015 to 17, which Mayor Greg Conkey has been calling on the NSW government to release.
"[The duplication of Gobbagombalin Bridge] is a project that is not recommended in the short to medium term," Mr Toole said.
"But, I am sure we will have feedback from the community in relation to that.
"I encourage the community to have a look at the transport plan and have their say."
Data from 2018 shows about 20,000 vehicles travel across the structure per day, with the busiest times of day being morning and afternoon peak periods.
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The report states that Transport for NSW and Wagga City Council have "differing views" on the duplication of Gobbagombalin Bridge.
But added, Transport will continue to work "collaboratively" with council to help achieve planning goals for the local roads where possible and "optimise the use of existing infrastructure".
"While council has identified the need for duplicating Gobbagombalin Bridge in the Integrated Transport Strategy, the Urban Highway Study indicated that with appropriate traffic management, the capacity of the bridge is sufficient in the short to medium term," the report reads.
Wagga MP Dr Joe McGirr said he has been pushing for a grade-separated entry at the north end of the bridge as one option, but it had been knocked back.
"To be fair to the government and Transport for NSW, they looked at that very closely," he said.
"The reason it is not possible is because of its impact on duplicating the Gobba Bridge, so they have taken that feedback on board."
Dr McGirr said he would be examining the transport plan in detail, but does support the duplication of the bridge.
One of the initiatives listed "for investigation" down the track is the option of duplication, and Dr McGirr encourages residents to share their thoughts on this.
Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr called on local residents to provide feedback on the plan to ensure it was in line with the community's needs.
"We want our community to grow in a safe and sustainable way," he said.
"Having the best possible plan in place is critical to making this happen.
"This is their chance to review its key initiatives online and rate what they see as most important - from cycleways to heavy vehicle alternative routes to improving safety and technology for all transport users."
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