CAA releases Ontario's Top 10 list after largest vote count
TORONTO, May 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Six of Ontario's Worst Roads are in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area (GTHA). Dufferin Street in Toronto is at the top of CAA's Worst Roads list for 2012.
This is the sixth year that Dufferin Street has made the list, but the first time it has been ranked number one. Eighty per cent of those who voted for Dufferin Street complained about potholes and crumbling pavement as the reasons for selecting that road.
The race for the top spot was quite close, with Bunting Road in St. Catharines ranking second and Burlington Street East in Hamilton a close third.
"Voters from across the province have expressed their frustrations about the condition of the roads in their community," said Faye Lyons, Government Relations Specialist, CAA South Central Ontario. "Whether it is congestion, potholes or traffic lights, the public wants to see improvements made to these roads by local municipalities."
During the four-week long campaign, CAA registered nearly 10,000 votes from across the province at www.worstroads.ca.
CAA's Top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario:
- Dufferin Street (Toronto)
- Bunting Road (St. Catharines)
- Burlington Street East (Hamilton)
- Stanley Avenue (Niagara Falls)
- Kraft Creek Road (Timmins)
- Lawrence Avenue East (Toronto)
- Carling Avenue (Ottawa)
- Finch Avenue West (Toronto)
- Kingston Road (Toronto)
- Bayview Avenue (Toronto)
All the roads on the Top 10 list have been verified by the Ontario Road Builders' Association.
CAA's Worst Roads campaign has resulted in numerous roads being repaired after they appeared on the list. CAA will present the list and make recommendations to both the provincial and municipal governments.
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