Toronto, Ontario – Public voting in CAA South Central Ontario’s “Worst Roads” campaign wraps up on September 30, with more than 7,000 votes cast so far to find the worst road or bridge in Ontario.
“We’re excited to see so many people come out to support the campaign in 2009, but we still would like to see more people vote and they still have until the end of September to do so,” said Faye Lyons of CAA South Central Ontario. “This truly shows infrastructure spending, particularly on roads, highways and bridges, is an important subject no matter what community you are from.”
The campaign began on August 12. Votes can be cast online at CAA, or at CAA travel stores, Car Care Centres, and select CAA-approved garages.
“The politicians are listening,” Lyons said. “We launched our campaign on Steeles Avenue, which once again is looking to lead the top 20 this year, followed closely by Ritson Road in Oshawa. But the good news is the City of Toronto plans on resurfacing the entire stretch of Steeles Avenue, with work beginning this fall. We applaud this news and we would like to thank the City of Toronto, the federal government and the province for listening to our voters.”
To date, over 90 per cent of the roads that have made the Top 20 list have been or are in the process of being fixed. Roads leading the voting this year are located in Toronto, Oshawa, Hamilton, Belleville, London, Kingston, Sudbury, Welland and Ottawa, as well as Highway 401.