Seven of top 10 worst roads are in city of Toronto

CAA SCO is at it again, highlighting the ineptitude of our local governments to keep our roads in working order. And, once again, Dufferin Street in Toronto has been voted the worst road in Ontario.

In fact, seven of the top ten roads were Toronto streets, with only single entries from Niagara Falls, Hamilton, and Ottawa cresting into the top ten list.

CAA says some 2000 roads were nominated along with a 31 percent increase in votes versus last year. Of the streets in the top ten, 90 percent of voters “complained about crumbling pavement and pothole ridden streets as the reasons for selecting the road,” says the CAA release.

Ontario’s Top 10 Worst Roads for 2014:

  1. Dufferin Street (Toronto)
  2. Stanley Avenue (Niagara Falls)
  3. Kipling Avenue (Toronto)
  4. Finch Avenue West (Toronto)
  5. Burlington Street East (Hamilton)
  6. Bayview Avenue (Toronto)
  7. Carling Avenue (Ottawa)
  8. Markham Road (Toronto)
  9. Lawrence Avenue East (Toronto)
  10. Wilson Avenue (Toronto)

“CAA SCO has led the conversation about dedicating gas tax revenues to transportation and infrastructure projects for many years. With a provincial election taking place in a couple of weeks and a municipal election this fall, we encourage residents across the province to ask their local candidates about what their position is on issues surrounding transportation and infrastructure,” said Faye Lyons, Government Relations, CAA SCO.

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