Annual Campaign Gets Underway Today
OTTAWA, ON, April 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Potholes got you down? Cracks in the road got you bothered? It's no surprise that Canadian winters are hard on roads. But with spring in sight, those road imperfections can no longer hide under a blanket of snow; that's what makes it the perfect time of year to kick off Ontario's Worst Roads Campaign.
Beginning today, CAA North & East Ontario (CAA NEO) is giving road users the chance to voice their opinion and vote for the roads they feel are most in need of urgent repair. From motorists to pedestrians, truck drivers to cyclists; we want to hear from everyone about the shape our roads are in.
"Road infrastructure across the province is always top of mind at this time of year," says Christina Hlusko, president and CEO of CAA NEO. "Conditions like potholes can increase traffic congestion, strain existing roadways, and cause serious vehicular damage – in addition to putting both driver and pedestrian safety at risk."
Last year's campaign received a strong response, garnering nominations for more than 2,500 roads from across the province – including six roads from the Northern Ontario region. County Road 49 in Prince Edward County took home the number one spot last year, with Algonquin Boulevard West in Timmins coming in at second place. Also last year, and for the first time in the campaign's history, no roads from Ottawa made it to the Top 10.
CAA NEO is looking to build on last year's achievements by encouraging Ontarians in every community, rural or urban, to cast their vote and have their voices heard on road conditions, traffic congestion, poor timing of traffic signals, confusing road signs, as well as pedestrian and cycling safety concerns.
Voting is open until May 4 and can be done online by visiting www.CAAWorstRoads.ca.
CAA North & East Ontario provides roadside assistance to Members, along with an extensive array of travel and insurance services designed to suit the individual needs, wants and expectations of its Members.
SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario
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