OTTAWA — CAA has launched its annual Worst Roads survey, an annual advocacy campaign that asks all road users across the province to vote for the worst road in their community.
Voting opened March 28 and will close April 21. Once voting is closed, CAA will compile a list of the top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario, along with the top five worst roads in regions.
The regional lists will help shine further light on the state of local roads in municipalities.
CAA will present the list of 2023 Worst Roads to local and provincial officials to help inform future funding and planning decisions.
The survey report is used to inform decision-makers across various levels of government which roadway improvements are top of mind for road users, and where improvements could be prioritized.
CAA’s research shows more than 80 per cent of Ontarians say poor road conditions such as cracks in pavement (89 per cent) and potholes (82 per cent) are still the most common issues in their neighbourhoods.
The damage to a vehicle caused by a pothole can range from $300, with some fixes topping $6,000 depending on the make and model of the car, states a release.
“We know that although there are almost 13 million cars registered in Ontario, there are also millions more cyclists, scooter riders, motorcyclists and pedestrians, all of whom struggle with potholes, crumbling shoulders, traffic congestion, unsafe intersections and uneven sidewalks,” said Jeff Walker, CEO and president of CAA North and East Ontario, in a statement.
Nominations for CAA’s Worst Roads can be cast at caaworstroads.com.
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