CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO)

CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO)

August 12, 2009 10:06 ET

CAANEO: Worst Roads Campaign Launches Today

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2009) - The seventh annual Worst Roads Campaign kicked-off today, and CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO) wants motorists to tell their local politicians to fix their aging roads, bridges and highways.

"The price of the damages to vehicles, the environment and road user safety caused by Ontario's crumbling highways, roads and bridges is unacceptable," said Korey Kennedy, Manager of Public & Government Affairs for CAANEO. "We are once again calling on road users to make their voices heard by voting for Ontario's worst road."

Members of Ontario's Worst Roads Campaign are also encouraging municipal governments to access the provincial and federal resources that have been earmarked for infrastructure improvements.

In past campaigns, roads from Sudbury, Ottawa, Timmins, Thunder Bay and Kapuskasing have received the dubious distinction of being ranked among the top twenty worst roads in the province. However, plans have been made to improve these roads, and construction in some areas has already been completed or is underway.

Road users can have their say by casting a ballot at a CAA Travel Centre, any CAA Approved Auto Repair Service (AARS) facility or online at www.caaneo.ca/worstroads.

Over the course of the next seven weeks, the campaign, sponsored by CAA North & East Ontario, CAA South Central Ontario, CAA Niagara, and the Ontario Road Builders' Association, will be travelling to communities across the province to underscore the importance of making motorists' voices heard. Voting closes September 30, 2009.

Contact Information

  • CAA North & East Ontario
    Korey Kennedy
    Manager of Public & Government Affairs
    613-721-3283
    kkennedy@caaneo.on.ca
    or
    CAA North & East Ontario
    Ciara Cronin
    Communications Specialist
    613-721-3252
    ccronin@caaneo.on.ca