A woman who owns land near a busy arterial road in Port Stephens says an increase in trucks, fully-laden with sand, will be dangerous for anyone who uses the road.

The Planning Assessment Commission will today hear from locals who are concerned about a proposal by Macka's Sand to build a new road to enable trucks to access Nelson Bay Road.

Patricia Ann is part of the Towers family who had an agreement with Macka's Sand owner and local mayor Bruce MacKenzie to access his sand mine via their property.

That agreement fell through several years ago and Patricia Ann says the new proposal is fraught with danger.

"I have great concerns about the safety issues," she said.

"The Tilligerry Peninsula and the Tomaree Peninsula - those people are all going to be affected by the amount of trucks that will be running on this road.

"I just want people to be there to listen to my stories, my family's story."

Ms Ann says she is very concerned about the number of trucks that will use the road.

"I have nightmares about somebody being killed or injured, or accidents and an ambulance being required in Nelson Bay or Tanilba but the ambulance can't get there because the road has been closed," she said.

"Especially at Paul's Corner - it's a dangerous roundabout, and people just aren't aware of how dangerous this is all going to be."

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