Hamilton road dubbed Ontario’s worst…again
Published May 30, 2023 at 10:42 am
The CAA has released the results of its Worst Roads in Ontario campaign and Hamilton's Barton Street East is No. 1. (Google Earth)
Known for its frequent closures and traffic backups, Hamilton’s Barton St. E. takes first place on the list of Ontario’s worst road for the second time in a row.
The list curated by CAA, a travel insurance company, showed that the road first appeared on the top 10 list in 2019 for its persistent issues with potholes and severe alligator cracking in the pavement that led to its distinction.
Taking second and third place are Eglinton Ave. W. in Toronto and County Rd. 49 in Prince Edward County.
“The 2023 CAA Worst Roads campaign provides a valuable snapshot of the roads that the public perceives as pain points,” said Teresa Di Felice, assistant vice president for CAA South Central Ontario.
Four new roads showed up on this year’s provincial top 10 list, Laclie St., Orillia, Steeles Ave. E., Toronto, Aberdeen Ave., Hamilton and Hurontario St., Mississauga.
However, according to the company’s news release, numerous nominated roads have experienced or are currently undergoing substantial enhancements.
“For 20 years, this campaign has served as a powerful advocacy tool, initiating dialogues with decision-makers and driving positive change for safer roads across Ontario.”
The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) verified this year’s list and highlights the need for dedicated funding for road safety.
“RCCAO is proud to support and partner with this year’s CAA Worst Roads advocacy campaign to give Ontarians a platform to raise awareness about the state of vital road infrastructure in their communities,” said Nadia Todorova, Executive Director of RCCAO.
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