The votes have been counted and the winner of the CAA “Worst Roads Campaign” for this year is High Street West in Moose Jaw.
According to CAA, worst roads usually have potholes or crumbling pavement, poor road signs, lack of cycling or walking infrastructure or traffic congestion.
CAA Saskatchewan’s Christine Niemczyk says once again this year Saskatchewan people let their voice be heard on this issue.
“It attracted a significant amount of attention from all types of road users — cyclists, motorcylists, pedestrians and drivers,” Niemczyk said. “From all different types of municipalities, inlcuding cities, towns and those using the provincial highways as well.”
The amount of votes were down this year from years previous, but Niemczyk says they got a late start to the campaign this year because of the long winter so that may have had an impact.
Other worst roads in the top 10 include:
2. Saskatchewan 47, Springside
3. Saskatchewan 350, Torquay
4. Academy Park Road, Regina
5. Saskota Flyway/Saskatchewan 9, Hudson Bay
6. Sidney Street, Maple Creek
7. 1 Avenue Southeast, Moose Jaw
8. Saskatchewan 18, Torquay
9. Saskatchewan 21, Paradise Hill
10. 9 Avenue Southwest, Moose Jaw
The information tabulated will now be sent to the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, the municipal councils in Maple Creek, Moose Jaw and Regina, as well as with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) and the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).