Ottawa, Ontario – More than half of Canadians believe Canada’s roads and highways are getting worse despite substantial recent federal investments, according to a report by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). 

Nationwide, half of Canadians polled said the state of Canada’s road and highway infrastructure is getting worse, while only 12 per cent said they believe it is getting better.

While 42 per cent said that infrastructure investments made over the past two years have improved road and highway infrastructure in their communities, another 45 per cent said they have not observed improvements.

Of those polled, 24 per cent said their commute times have increased over the past five years, while only eleven per cent said theirs had decreased.

“Infrastructure is the lifeblood of our economy and transportation system, and Canadians know there remains a substantial infrastructure deficit across the country,” said Jeff Walker, vice-president of public affairs for CAA. “Now is the time for political leaders to embrace this challenge in a cohesive, innovative way. We need a long-term plan, inclusive of roads and highways, transit, cyclist and pedestrian needs, and one that will integrate state-of-the-art technological systems and practices into Canada’s infrastructure.”

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