Mississauga drivers, cyclists, pedestrians urged to identify the worst roads in town


Published March 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm

CAA worst roads

Mississauga didn’t have a road that cracked the top 10 list of Ontario’s worst roads last year, but it was home to a definite contender.

In 2021’s installment of CAA’s Worst Roads lists, the Mississauga part of Hurontario St. was voted fourth-worst road in the region that also included Brampton in addition to Durham, York and Halton regions.

Speers Rd. (Oakville) garnered top spot, Williams Pkwy. (Brampton) placed second, Yonge St. (Richmond Hill) was third and Farewell St. (Oshawa) was fifth in the region that included Mississauga.

CAA kicked off its 18th annual worst road/street campaign today (March 22) across Ontario.

People can visit the CAA website until April 19 to register their vote for roads, streets and boulevards that are filled with cracks and potholes or present other issues including traffic congestion and unsafe bicycle lanes.

“Tired of swerving around potholes? Worried about your safety as a cyclist or pedestrian?” CAA officials said in a press release.

Then CAA wants to hear from drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and others who have complaints about the roads on which they travel.

CAA said once voting is closed, it will partner with the Ontario Road Builders’ Association to verify and compile a list of the top 10 worst roads in Ontario, as well as top five worst roads regionally.

“The regional lists will help shine further light on the state of local roads in municipalities across Ontario,” officials said.

Last year’s province-wide list of worst roads was topped by Victoria Rd. in Prince Edward County (near Kingston).

The top 10 was rounded out by Carling Ave. (Ottawa), Barton St. E. (Hamilton), County Rd. 49 (Prince Edward County), Eglinton Ave. E. (Toronto), Hunt Club Rd. (Ottawa), Eglinton Ave. W. (Toronto), Innes Rd. (Ottawa), Algonquin Blvd. W. (Timmins) and Queen St. (Kingston).

CAA says more than 80 per cent of Ontarians said poor road conditions such as cracks in the pavement and potholes are still the most common issues for roads near where they live.

Pothole damage to a vehicle can cost from $300 to $6,000, depending on the car model, CAA officials said.


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