GALLERY: Two residents are concerned with Wyangala's Trout Farm Road upgrade

Wyangala's Trout Farm Road will now serve as the main access into Wyangala, replacing the existing road across the Wyangala Dam wall.

Two Trout Farm Road residents, Greg Piol and Graham Hosking, have strongly voiced their concerns about the new route, and quality of works throughout the duration of the project.

"Previously this road has only had to support 12 vehicle movements per day, in and out of the five properties," Mr Hosking said.

"Now that it is the main road for people coming into Wyangala it will have 100s of movements per day."

"During holiday season it could have up to 4000, these are huge figures," he said.

Mr Hosking says that while many of the pair's complaints are based on practicalities they also have some safety and environmental concerns.

Mr Piol is concerned that the steep gradient of the road is a safety hazard for the local primary school which is based at the end of Trout Farm Road, adjacent to the T-intersection.

"The gradient of this hill is not supposed to exceed 10; however in some places we believe it is 12-15," Mr Piol said.

"If a trucks breaks fail the guard rail won't stop it from smashing into the school," he said.

He also believes the intersection is too narrow.

"The T-intersection at the bottom of the road is too tight, trucks will have to cross to the other side of the road to make that turn, which could be dangerous, especially in peak times," he said.

Another section they believe to be a potential critical hazard is a crest a few hundred metres from the T-intersection.

"As you come over this rise it leans the wrong way, and you could come off the road.

"There is a massive potential for serious accidents, and even fatalities," Mr Piol said.

Mr Hosking believes the road was poorly designed in this area.

"This road is cambered with the high edge angled toward the inside, when it should be the other way.

"And that is just bad design," he said.

The two residents are concerned that the deep drop on one side of the crest is also a hazard.

"In the morning and throughout the afternoon this area has very bad sunstrike, and there is not even a guard rail to stop cars if they do begin to veer off the road," Mr Piol said.

"To add to the danger you can barely see 20 metres in front of your vehicle when you approach the crest, which is an issue," he said.

The other matters, according to Mr Hosking are matters of convenience.

"As part of the works trenches were dug on either side of the road, in some cases the entrances on to the land have not been made wide enough to give us necessary access to our paddocks.

"The new driveway here is only 15 feet wide, the combine I use to pasturise my field is 19 feet wide, but because of the drop on either side I can't get it in here.

"This is also where my stockyards are, I have had to make different arrangements for stock pick ups because stock trucks can't get in here anymore," he said.

Mr Hosking has many gate related concerns.

"These gates were put here in agreement with State Water so that I would have parallel access and be able to move my stock across the road," he said pointing to two adjacent paddocks.

"However as they have built the road up and put in trenches it is impossible for vehicles to move stock between the two."

"In fairness they have fixed some of the other issues, similar to this along the road, but they are refusing to fix this one," he said.

Mr Hosking also has an issue with the angle of one of his new driveways, he says that trucks will have to turn around in town and comeback up the road to gain access, and that the driveway is too narrow for some trucks to do so.