April 7, 2015 5:55 pm

Provincial Road 280 takes lead in Manitoba’s worst road competition

Provincial Road 280 (left) takes the top spot as worst road in Manitoba from previous winner, St. James Street (right) at the halfway point of the Worst Roads campaign.

CAA Worst Roads Campaign

WINNIPEG — Provincial Road 280, a lifeline for many living in northern Manitoba has taken the lead as the province’s worst road.

The Canadian Automobile Association’s (CAA) annual Worst Road campaign officially hit the halfway mark Tuesday. 2014’s winner, St. James Street in Winnipeg took an early lead in voting but has now been booted to the number two position by Manitoba Provincial Road 280.

Manitoba Provincial Road 280 is an essential link for remote northern communities.

CAA Worst Roads campaign

This ‘highway’ is the only link for many northern communities like Gillam to reach bigger city centers like Thompson.

Voting for the Worst Road campaign began on March 24 and will remain open until April 22. Go to the campaign website to vote for the road you think is the province’s worst. 

As of Tuesday afternoon CAA reported more than 3,000 votes for more than 400 roads.

Current Top Ten List:

  1. Manitoba 280 – Gillam, Manitoba
  2. St. James Street – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  3. Ness Avenue – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  4. Empress Street – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  5. 1st Street – Winkler, Manitoba
  6. Pembina Highway – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  7. Manitoba 274 – Gilbert Plains, Manitoba
  8. Scurfield Boulevard – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  9. TIE:
    • Archibald Street – Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • Manitoba 450 – Deloraine, Manitoba
  10. Manitoba 234 – Little Bullhead, Manitoba


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