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Empress Street takes top ‘honours’ again as Manitoba’s worst road

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WATCH: The votes are in, and for a second year in a row, Winnipeg's Empress Street has surfaced as the worst roadway in the province, says CAA Manitoba – May 8, 2019

The results are in: CAA Manitoba has compiled local drivers‘ picks for the province’s worst roads in 2019.

The votes – which were submitted via Facebook and CAA’s website – were based on the following criteria: traffic congestion, potholes/crumbling pavement, timing of traffic lights, pedestrian/cycling safety, and poor signs or road markings.

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The 2019 rankings placed Winnipeg’s Empress Street at the top of the list, followed by Provincial Trunk Hwy. 34 in Austin and Saskatchewan Avenue in Winnipeg rounding out the top three.

CAA Manitoba’s President, Tim Scott says Empress is a work in progress.

“There’s over 15000 cars that go down here on average per day so that would count for a lot of the votes and a lot of the comments. It has improved in some areas but the south end of Empress is still very much a bit of a landmine,” Scott said.

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Empress also held the top spot in 2018, and was named the second-worst road in the province in 2017.

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At the end of each year’s Worst Roads campaign, CAA forwards the report to government leaders for review.

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