March 24, 2015 12:28 pm
Updated: March 24, 2015 6:56 pm

CAA Manitoba opens voting for worst road of 2015

A pothole awaits cars on Pembina Highway at Point Road.

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WINNIPEG – Potholes, congestion, just plain unsafe – which road do you think is the absolute worst in Manitoba?

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CAA Manitoba launched its annual worst roads contest on Tuesday, asking Manitobans to cast their votes for which stretch of pavement is the pits – perhaps literally. You can vote in the CAA Worst Roads poll online until April 22.

The automobile association holds the contest every year to draw attention to the deteriorating condition of Manitoba’s roads, and the results are shared with municipalities.

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“This campaign isn’t about complaining, it’s about making a difference, and governments are listening,” CAA Manitoba president Mike Mager said Tuesday.

He used St. James Street, which is slowly being repaired by the City of Winnipeg, as an example. It was voted worst road in 2012 and 2014 and second worst in 2013.

READ MORE: St. James Street again crowned worst road in Manitoba

“What they have done to St. James is good, but there is still a lot to be done on that stretch,” Mager said.

“My worst road? Empress.”

We’d like to know which road our fans think is the worst, as well, so vote for your choice in the poll in this post. We’ve chosen candidates from past CAA lists, but feel free to mention other bad stretches in the comments section below.

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