Bad roads: Drivers rate Cargo Road one of the worst in western NSW

ROUGH ROAD: Three sections of Cargo Road between Orange and Nashdale showing  damage to the surface. Photos: JUDE KEOGH

ROUGH ROAD: Three sections of Cargo Road between Orange and Nashdale showing damage to the surface. Photos: JUDE KEOGH

Drivers have voted Cargo Road between Canowindra and Orange one of the worst roads in western NSW.

The road is one of the main roads linking Cowra to Orange.

The NRMA's Rate Your Road survey, that collected 700 responses in the region and 23,400 across NSW, found Cargo Road was rated only 41 out of 100.

Other roads in western NSW to rate low included the Bylong Valley Way (Illford-Sandy Hollow) at 38/100 and the Mitchell Highway at Dubbo 44/100.

'Members have previously voted it a source of frustration.'

Peter Khoury, NRMA spokesman

All three were rated lower than the five NSW roads that received the most votes.

NRMA spokesman Peter Khoury said Cargo Road was a regular on its annual list.

"At the NRMA we know that motorists in and around Orange have been fed up with Cargo Road for many years, members have previously voted it a source of frustration," he said.

Works are currently underway to upgrade Cargo Road on the outskirts of Orange with the project due to be finished in April.

Cabonne Council also has four projects, totalling about $1.5 million, underway to upgrade sections of Cargo Road.