Almost 70 per cent of road users across the Border have named road safety as their major concern.
A recent RACV and NRMA survey in the lead up to the federal election saw 69 per cent of those surveyed across the electorates of Indi and Farrer select road safety as their number one.
The cost of transport was a concern for 42 per cent of users and 44 per cent said the economic impact of poor transport planning was their number one issue.
RACV public policy general manager Bryce Prosser said the statistics came as "no surprise".
"For years RACV has been advocating for safer roads in regional Victoria and the survey results reflect more needs to be done to enhance Victoria's highway network," he said
"Road, public transport and bicycle projects are needed for the greater Wodonga area as improving transport for people in this electorate will mean better access to jobs, education, health and community services.
"As part of our Regional Growing Pains report, we identified numerous projects within Wodonga which need funding as there is backlog of maintenance and rehabilitation needed to repair roads for safer travel."
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In response Regional Roads Victoria north eastern regional director Steve Bowmaker said he understands the community concerns and they are continuing to improve local roads.
"That's why one of our major initiatives is to build a safer environment to reduce the risk of people being seriously injured or killed when mistakes do happen," he said.
"We're also undertaking major road upgrades to improve safety on key arterials across the region.
"This includes the Great Alpine Road, Kiewa Valley Highway and Hume Freeway.
"On top of this, we undertake significant road maintenance every year - in the current program, around 200 kilometres of roads have been resurfaced and just over 10 kilometres rebuilt in north eastern Victoria."
The survey was completed by 235 road users in the two electorates.
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