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Search is on for Ontario’s worst roads

TORONTO, Ont. -- The Municipal Road Coalition has begun its annual search for Ontario's worst road.


TORONTO, Ont. — The Municipal Road Coalition has begun its annual search for Ontario’s worst road.

The program, which began in 2003, aims to single out the provinces worst roads in hopes they will receive attention. More than 86% of roads nominated have since received improvements, the organization says.

“We are thrilled with the results of the campaign to date, and it really shows that your vote for a worst road really matters,” said Rob Bradford, executive director of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association. “Our over 86% success rate shows that municipal governments are starting to listen to road users.”

Forty-six roads have been singled out on the annual Top 20 list, which focuses on municipal roads. Criteria to determine the worst road includes: surface condition; congestion; and other safety issues.

“Vehicles stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic burn fuel inefficiently and that means more tail pipe emissions and thats bad for our environment,” says Doug Switzer, manager, government relations with the Ontario Trucking Association. “If our mayors and MPPs want to protect jobs in their community, they can do so by taking action to maintain a strong municipal road network in their community.”

To nominate a bad road for consideration, visit www.worstroads.ca.


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