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The Mayor of Gundagai says the Gocup Road cannot handle b-double trucks, let alone the larger 'maxi-b's' until it has been upgraded.
The Softwoods Working Group's Chairman Peter Crowe says larger trucks could improve safety by reducing total truck movements.
Abb McAllister says the Gocup Road is dangerous in sections and needs a lot of money spent on it to bring it up to an acceptable standard.
Councillor McAllister says the larger trucks bring up different safety issues, like other vehicle's ability to overtake them.
"I wouldn't like to see them on the Gocup Road until there was a lot of money spent on that road to fix it up in those blackspot areas," he said.
"Because I just don't think the road could possibly handle them.
"It's hard enough now with the b-doubles on there.
"So I certainly don't want any larger form of transport.
"Definitely fewer truck movements would be safer, but the length of the truck...you get stuck behind trucks and they (the driver) get impatient and they want to pass and there's not a lot of good passing areas on that road.
"It just worries me any longer trucks will make it more dangerous that way."
The Mayor of Gundagai believes reopening a local rail freight line, to help ease truck movements on the notorious road is unlikely to happen due to costs.
The Adelong Progress Association has previously called for the Tumut to Cootamundra line to be re-opened, saying the Visy Paper Mill sends a huge amount of freight into Wagga on local roads.
The mill recently pulled out of a bid by five councils in the South West Slopes to re-open the Blayney to Demondrille rail line.
Councillor McAllister says re-opening the rail line is not economically viable.
"Just getting someone to invest the amount of money into that infrastructure to get it up and going, I think it'd be very hard," he said.
"I know there were feasibility studies with a private enterprise group when I first got on council, eight years ago and I think the cost was just too huge to carry on."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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