CAA SCO reveals Top 10 List
TORONTO, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - For two years in a row, Dufferin Street
in Toronto has been voted the worst road in Ontario. Over the years,
Dufferin Street has made CAA's Worst Roads List seven times - not far behind Steeles Avenue which previously earned
eight spots on the list.
Half of the roads on the 2013 list are from the Greater Toronto and
Hamilton Area (GTHA). This year, Burlington Avenue East in Hamilton
moved up one spot on the list while Finch Avenue West and Bayview
Avenue, both in Toronto, jumped five spots.
"Over the course of the month long campaign, CAA received over 10,000
votes from across the province - the most votes to date. While the
popularity of the campaign continues to grow, it demonstrates that
infrastructure remains a critical issue for Ontarians," said Faye
Lyons, Government Relations, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO).
Of the roads on the Top 10 List, 90 per cent of the voters complained
about crumbling pavement and pothole ridden streets as the reasons for
selecting the roads. When it came to Dufferin Street, voters expressed
their frustrations about the condition of the road; "Dufferin Street
anywhere is a disgrace" and "It's terrible, pothole after pothole."
Ontario's Top 10 Worst Roads:
Dufferin Street (Toronto)
Burlington Street East (Hamilton)
Finch Avenue West (Toronto)
Kraft Creek Road (Timmins)
Bayview Avenue (Toronto)
Lawrence Avenue East (Toronto)
Wharncliffe Road South (London)
Bouvier Road (Clarence-Rockland)
Carling Avenue (Ottawa)
Stanley Avenue (Niagara Falls)
As a leading transportation advocate, CAA SCO has repeatedly called on
the province for gas tax fairness through dedicated funding for road,
highway and bridge improvements. The subject of dedicated funding has
begun at Queen's Park and CAA is committed to advocating on behalf of
our members on this issue.
"Gas tax sharing is needed now to prevent the further deteriorating of
our municipal roads and bridges. Predictable and sustainable funding
will enable municipalities to better manage their road and bridge
assets, thereby helping to minimize the long-term road repair bill,"
said Geoff Wilkinson, Executive Director, Ontario Roads Builders'
All the roads on the Top 10 List have been verified by the Ontario Road
Builders' Association. CAA will present the list and make
recommendations to both the provincial and municipal governments.
CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering roadside services, automotive
care, travel and insurance. There are more than 1.9 million CAA members
in South Central Ontario and over 5.6 million members in Canada. We're
more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance.
SOURCE: CAA Worst Roads
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