Ottawa, ON June 4, 2018 – The votes are in, and Ontario’s Worst Road for 2018 is Burlington Street East in Hamilton for the second consecutive year. CAA’s annual campaign also revealed that the worst road for the region of CAA North & East Ontario is Letts Cemetery Road, Eganville, followed closely by Maley Drive, Sudbury. Maley Drive placed fourth in the all-Ontario Top 10 Worst Roads in 2017.
“We’re pleased to say that work has already begun to repair Letts Cemetery Road and will continue over the next several months,” says Andrew Sprunt, Chief Administrative Officer/Operations Manager, Township of North Algona Wilberforce. “We attribute the road’s condition to past material placement, as well as excessive speed on the road and heavy truck traffic.”
More than 3,500 roads were nominated from all over Ontario, the highest number since the campaign’s inception 15 years ago.
CAA remains committed to holding its annual Worst Roads campaign every spring. The campaign provides a platform for Ontarians to make roads safer by helping municipal and provincial governments understand that roadway improvements are a priority for citizens, and to make the appropriate changes where they need to be made. All the roads on the Top 10 list have been verified by the Ontario Road Builders’ Association.
CAA NEO 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.
CAA North & East Ontario
Mandy Chepeka, Communications Manager, 613.820.1895 X 6415, firstname.lastname@example.org