But the annual Worst Roads Campaign is not just about potholes – CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) also wants your feedback on traffic congestion, poor timing of traffic signals, confusing road signs, as well as pedestrian and cycling safety. Have your say through April 17, at CAAWorstRoads.com.
This year, CAA SCO will not only compile a list of the Top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario, but will also unveil the worst roads in seven regions across the province. The regional lists of worst roads will help shine a light on the state of local roads in municipalities across Ontario. Following the four week campaign, CAA SCO will present this year’s list of worst roads and our recommendations to local and provincial officials in an effort to have those roads fixed.
In 2014, the provincial government introduced the Moving Ontario Forward plan which, in part, dedicates 7.5 cents of the provincial gas tax for infrastructure and transit over 10 years. “We support the province’s plan for dedicating funds, but there is always room for improvement. We ask that this dedicated funding be permanent and that the government commit to the $29 billion in funding regardless of any adjustments in the amount of HST collected,” said Caroline Grech, Government Relations, CAA SCO.
Last year, Dufferin Street in Toronto was named the worst road in Ontario for the third consecutive year.