Council candidate Mick Catelotti says the roadworks in Dubbo would be completed much faster if it was a metropolitan area.
There are multiple roadworks happening across Dubbo highways at the moment, and the north ward candidate is unhappy with the speed they're being completed.
"With all this road construction going on in Dubbo right now, no one in power has said anything about the 'elephant in the room'," Mr Catelotti said.
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"That is - why are these construction works taking so long to get finished.
"It's been years since or former [Dubbo] MP Troy Grant announced the construction of traffic lights at the Whylandra/Victoria Street intersection - cost $40 million - and the Cobra/Fitzroy Street intersection - cost $14 million.
"It's even been longer since the Boundary Road extension through to Sheraton Road was announced - but we still wait."
Mr Catelotti said it was frustrating for residents to drive past the roadworks every day see little progress.
"The reality is if these works were in Sydney state and local governments would be going flat out trying to get the works completed - in some cases working 24/7," he said.
"But that's not the case out in Dubbo. Instead we are bombarded with spin about the works and more excuses why things cannot be completed on time."
Mr Catelotti said what made it even more frustrating for locals was seeing the slow deterioration of the streets and rural roads.
The Dubbo local government election will be held on December 4.
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