CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO)



CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO)

May 28, 2014 09:30 ET

CAA Reveals Worst Roads in Ontario

2014 campaign sees a 31 per cent increase in entries

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 28, 2014) - Following the assessment of road nominations received from a record number of votes during the 2014 Worst Roads campaign, CAA North & East Ontario (CAA NEO) has announced the highly-anticipated Top 10 list, with Carling Avenue making the list for the fifth time.

"We had a record number of votes cast this year, and while other roads in the north and east Ontario region were trending in the top 10 throughout the campaign, Carling Avenue still came out as the leader above the rest." said Christina Hlusko, CEO and President of CAA North & East Ontario "That sends a clear message that this road continues to be a headache for drivers across Ottawa."

A regular on the Worst Roads list, Carling Avenue which spans across the City of Ottawa for about 20kms, was voted to seventh place by road users. Despite ongoing road reconstruction along sections of Carling Avenue over the past few years, motorists continue to voice their frustrations with the state of this main thoroughfare. Following its assessment of the roadway, the Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) reiterated concerns raised by voters, stating: "Much of the conditions on this road are either the same or have deteriorated over the past year."

Of the roads on this year's Top 10 list, 90 per cent of the voters complained about crumbling pavement and pothole ridden streets as the reasons for selecting the road.

Ontario's Top 10 Worst Roads for 2014:
1. Dufferin Street (Toronto)
2. Stanley Avenue (Niagara Falls)
3. Kipling Avenue (Toronto)
4. Finch Avenue West (Toronto)
5. Burlington Street East (Hamilton)
6. Bayview Avenue (Toronto)
7. Carling Avenue (Ottawa)
8. Markham Road (Toronto)
9. Lawrence Avenue East (Toronto)
10. Wilson Avenue (Toronto)

All the roads on the Top 10 list have been verified by the Ontario Road Builders' Association and CAA will present the list and make recommendations to both the provincial and municipal governments.

CAA North & East Ontario provides roadside assistance to Members, along with an extensive array of travel and insurance services designed to suit the individual needs, wants and expectations of its Members.

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Contact Information

  • CAA North & East Ontario
    Amy Orfanakos
    Media and Public Affairs Specialist
    613.820.1890 X 6317
    aorfanakos@caaneo.on.ca