Four days left to vote for Ontario's worst roads

THORNHILL, ON, April 26, 2016 /CNW/ - With four days remaining in CAA's annual Worst Roads Campaign, Bayview Avenue (Toronto), Burlington Street East (Hamilton) and County Road 49 (Prince Edward) are contenders for spots on the provincial Top 10 list.

Currently, two of the roads sitting on the Top 10 list are from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Last year, Algonquin Boulevard West (Timmins) was named the worst road in Ontario.

This year, approximately 2,000 different roads across the province have been nominated by drivers, transit users, cyclists and pedestrians for various reasons including potholes, congestion and safety.

Meanwhile, a new survey, conducted by CAA National, shows 93 per cent of Ontarians say they have hit a pothole at least once in the past five years. Of those, sixty-one per cent say they have paid between $101 and $500 in pothole repairs over the last five years. Altogether the survey estimates Ontarians pay $550 million per year in associated pothole damages. 

It's not too late to vote. Ontarians can nominate streets, bridges and highways in their community at CAAWorstRoads.com until April 29 at 11:59 p.m.

Once voting has closed, CAA will compile a list of the Top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario, as well as seven regional lists. The lists will be revealed later this spring.

The poll results are based on a survey of 2,090 representative Canadians. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of ±2.2%, 19 times out of 20. The poll was conducted during March 23-30, 2016.

For over a hundred years, CAA has been helping Canadians stay mobile, safe and protected. CAA South Central Ontario is one of nine auto clubs across Canada providing roadside assistance, travel, insurance services and member savings for our 2 million members.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA SCO, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO, jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.

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