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 Potholes at the intersection of Coxwell Ave. and Queen St. E. on Sunday, February 19, 2017.


Potholes at the intersection of Coxwell Ave. and Queen St. E. on Sunday, February 19, 2017. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Ontario drivers can again cast a ballot for the most bone-rattling streets in this year’s CAA Worst Roads campaign.

The Canadian Automobile Association compiles the annual list to highlight to municipal and provincial governments which improvements are the more urgent. The automobile group compiles the results and picks the top 10 worst roads.

Last year, Bayview Ave. made the top of Toronto’s worst roads list.

“From congestion, potholes and timing of traffic lights to pedestrian and cycling safety, everyone is affected by the quality of our roadways,” said Raymond Chan, spokesman for CAA South Central Ontario on Monday.

“Our annual CAA Worst Roads campaign provides an opportunity for all Ontarians to have an opportunity to have an impact in their community by nominating roadways that they feel need to be prioritized for change. This is an opportunity to have your voice heard.”

Chan believes municipalities listen to the voting results.

In 2014, Toronto’s Dufferin St. was voted the worst street in the province.

The year after, Dufferin dropped to the third worst and in 2016, it was the ninth worst.

“The city payed attention to the results. We really saw an improvement,” Chan said.

Last year, there were 2,500 roads nominated in the campaign and of those, 85% were because of damaged pavement.

People can vote online at caaworstroads.com until May 1.


Source: Welland Tribune