MONTREAL- It’s a question many will claim to have the answer to: where is Quebec’s most crooked, bumpy, pothole-ridden road?
CAA-Quebec is looking for the province’s worst road to include in its list of 2016’s top 10 worst roads.
“I think they’re all pretty bad,” one motorist on Atwater Street told Global News.
“When I drive around Brockville, Ont., the back roads are better than most of the roads in Montreal.”
“Yup, they’re all bad,” said another.
“We pay enough for plates and gas. I broke my car last week, a bar tore off after I hit a big hole.”
“De Courcelle between Notre-Dame to Saint-Jacques,” added a taxi driver.
“It’s like there was a war and they threw grenades or something with all the potholes.”
CAA-Quebec said road conditions are the number one reason drivers complain, but there are other criteria that can make driving down a road a nightmare.
“The biggest thing that people look at is the potholes because they’re the most dangerous,” said CAA-Quebec spokesperson Anne-Sophie Hamel.
“There’s other factors like a road that’s not safe for cyclists or pedestrians or if you don’t see the lines on the road.”
This is the second year CAA is asking Quebecers to vote.
Last year’s winner: Chemin de la Traverse in Lac Beauport.
Only one Montreal road cracked the top 10 list last year: Papineau Avenue – although De La Savane Street came in a very close eleventh place.
Since then, the City of Montreal has announced a $1.5 billion investment in road works and maintaining the existing network.
“On 12 roads, 10 of them were either repaired or having work planned in the upcoming months. So that, for us, shows this initiative is really important,” said Hamel.
But what does the winner get?
“No trophy, unfortunately,” joked Hamel.
Quebecers are invited to vote on CAA’s website until May 1.