CAA releases the worst road winners in Niagara and Ontario
For the second year in a row Queenston Street in St. Catharines takes top spot for Niagara's Worst Road.
CAA out with the 2017 list of worst roads in Ontario.
Taking top spot in the province, Burlington Street East in Hamilton.
Taking second place locally, Drummond Road in Niagara Falls, followed by Eagle Street in Fort Erie, Dominion Road in Fort Erie and Ontario Street in St. Catharines rounding out the top 5.
Voting in the three-week campaign ended May 1.
Eighty-nine percent of Niagara voters said they picked a worst road because of “potholes and crumbling pavement”.
This year’s campaign, however, allowed voters to identify themselves as cyclists and pedestrians and there were increasing references to poor conditions for cycling, walking or crossing a road.
Niagara’s Top 10 Worst Roads are:
1. Queenston Street, St. Catharines
2. Drummond Road, Niagara Falls
3. Eagle Street, Fort Erie
4. Dominion Road, Fort Erie
5. Ontario Street, St. Catharines
6. Saint David’s Road, Thorold
7. Bald Street, Welland
8. Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls
9. McLeod Road, Niagara Falls
10. Geneva Street, St. Catharines
Ontario’s Top 10 Worst Roads are:
1. Burlington Street East, Hamilton
2. Dufferin Street, Toronto
3. Lorne Street, Sudbury
4. Maley Drive, Sudbury
5. Queenston Street, St. Catharines
6. Algonquin Boulevard West, Timmins
7. Hunt Club Road, Ottawa
8. Carling Avenue, Ottawa & Duckworth Street, Barrie
9. Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmines & Yonge Street, Toronto
10. County Road 49, Prince Edward County
“We believe it’s important to give Niagara residents a chance to have their voice heard and that’s what this campaign does,” said Rick Mauro, CAA Niagara’s Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations.
The CAA Worst Road Campaign is an excellent way to draw the attention of the local municipalities and encourage infrastructure improvements.
Queenston Street is already undergoing major improvements in the hopes of losing the infamous title of Niagara’s Worst Road in 2018.
Watermain replacement, sanitary and storm sewer separation, street light upgrades, traffic signal improvements, and landscaping are all part of the improvement efforts estimated to be completed by the end of the year.
CAA, in its ongoing advocacy efforts, will present the 2017 Worst Roads results to local and provincial government officials. CAA will also continue its call for a dedicated, predictable and permanent gasoline-tax fund for Ontario’s roads, highways and bridges.