Roads Minister Duncan Gay said he was aware Cargo Road was one of the worst in the Orange electorate, but it would be at least two years before the road could expect more funding.
Member for Orange Andrew Gee said $1 million had been allocated to the Cargo Road bridge and a further $500,000 was to be dropped into the council’s kitty.
Mr Gay said spending to repair water damaged roads had pushed back work on many regional roads, with the state government hoping to recoup some costs from the federal government.
He recalled the lobbying from residents when the road’s speed limit was dropped from 100 kilometres an hour.
“There are a lot of roads in NSW but I remember the pressure of that one,” he said.
“We’ve been left a little bit tight for the mid-term that should take about two years to get through, but once we get through that we’ll be in a better position.”