St. James Street in Winnipeg has once again been dubbed Manitoba’s Worst Road by CAA Manitoba. St. James held the title back in 2012, but last year, Brandon’s Victoria Avenue took top spot in the annual campaign.
“If you’ve driven on St. James Street in the past few months, you know why,” says Mike Mager, President and CEO of CAA Manitoba. “Nearly 900 votes were cast for this road alone, citing complaints like traffic congestion, traffic light synchronization, pedestrian safety and of course, potholes.”
CAA Manitoba’s 2014 Worst Roads Campaign saw 5,069 votes for 528 different roads in Manitoba.
Ness Avenue (Third place), Pembina Highway (Fourth place), Highway 10 (fifth place), Victoria Avenue in Brandon (Eighth place), and Berry Street (Tenth place) will be worked on this coming construction season.
Here is the Top 10 List:
|Ranking||Road & Municipality||Vote count||Construction plans|
|1||St. James Street – Winnipeg||883||2014 – Maroons to St. Matthew’s Avenue (350 metres) – reconstruction
2015 – St. Matthews to 170 m North of Ellice (870 metres) – reconstruction
|2||1st Street – Winkler||536||2014 – Design work underway in collaboration with the community. Cost-shared funding has been set aside in the Urban Highway Fund.|
|3||Ness Avenue – Winnipeg||356||2014 – Conway Street to Whytewold Road (1 kilometre) – rehabilitation|
|4||Pembina Highway – Winnipeg||350||2014 – Southbound between University Crescent and Markham Road (1 kilometre) – rehabilitation|
|5||Manitoba 10 – Various||309||2014 – Paving and grade widening from 14 kilometres north of PTH 3 to 1 kilometre north of PTH 23 (14.4 kilometres)
– PTH 10 paving from the US border to south of PTH 3 (16 kilometres)
|6||Manitoba 34 – Various||191||Before 2019 – Road restoration work, including paving from PTH 1 to PTH 16 (30 kilometres)|
|7||Inkster Boulevard – Winnipeg||156|
|8||Victoria Avenue – Brandon||153||2014 – Total reconstruction from 1st Street to 18th Street. Work already started in 2013.|
|9||Empress Street – Winnipeg||108|
|10||Berry Street – Winnipeg||82||2015 – Wellington Avenue to Sargent Avenue (400 metres) – reconstruction|