GTA’s worst roads revealed

June 3rd, 2018  |  Canadian Business

Ontario's worst roads have been revealed in a new survey by not-for-profit auto club CAA South Central Ontario.

In Toronto, Eglinton Ave West was voted the city’s worst road, followed by Dufferin Street-which is also ranked the seventh worst provincially-Yonge St., Eglinton Ave. East, and Steeles Ave. East. Most of the highlighted roads are in the north end of the region.

“The entirety of (Eglinton Ave.) is of concern — largely due to crumbling pavement and potholes,”a statement from the CAA read. “This is likely related to the fact that Eglinton Ave. is undergoing one of the largest transit expansions in North America, which has significantly impacted road conditions during construction.”

Some of the biggest concerns came with the state of the tarmac on the roads, including cracked surfaces and potholes.

In fact, 75% of respondents said that potholes were their main problem. After that 14% emphasized limited or no cycling infrastructure, and 10% mentioned congestion issues.

“It’s clear from the results of this year’s worst roads campaign, that there are several roads that continue to be an issue for the public despite appearing on the list many times,” said Raymond Chan, CAA South Central Ontario government relations specialist.

Other roads in the top 10 included streets in Prince Edward County, Barrie, Belleville, Niagara Falls, St. Catherine’s, and Innisfil.