Gouin Blvd. E. once again in the running as Quebec's Worst Road

CAA-Quebec has once again shortlisted ten Quebec roads as the province's worst — and once again, Gouin Blvd. E. is leading the online voting.

It was named the worst road in Quebec in 2018, and also turned up on the top ten list in 2016 and 2017.

CAA-Quebec holds the Worst Roads contest every year in an effort to persuade those maintaining roads to do a better job.

"CAA-Quebec believes that motorists and road users are entitled to expect an efficient and safe road network," a statement from the group reads. "The state is investing huge sums of money in road infrastructure, but we have to admit that the maintenance deficit continues to get wider, from $14.7 billion to $16.4 billion in 2019, according to reports."

Until May 24, people can visit the CAA-Quebec's web site and vote for the province's worst road. About 12,000 votes have already been cast online.

Gouin Blvd. E. is the only one of the ten on Montreal Island. Running in second place, for now, is Montée du Bois-Franc in the Laurentian community of St. Adolphe d'Howard.

Here's how they rank, as of 3 p.m. Thursday:

1  Gouin Blvd E., Montreal
2  Montée du Bois Franc, St. Adolphe d'Howard
3  Chemin Craig, Lévis
4  Blvd. du Grand Héron, St. Jérôme
5  Chemin St. Henri, Mascouche
6  Chemin Traverse de Laval, Lac-Beauport
7  Chemin Cadieux, L'Ange-Gardien
8  Québec 389, Fermont
9  Rue Newton, Boucherville
10 Rang Saint Martin, Saguenay