Atlantic Canadians ID Worst Roads

 

May 6, 2015 – Saint John, N.B. – Atlantic Canadians have identified the top ten Worst Roads in the region. CAA’s fifth annual Worst Roads campaign was held from March 23 to April 17, 2015 and attracted 4,000 online votes for roads in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The 2015 Worst Roads in Atlantic Canada as voted by Atlantic Canadians are:

  1. Gillis Point Road (Washabuck Centre, N.S.)
  2. Charters Settlement Road (Charters Settlement, N.B.)
  3. Marble Mountain Road (River Denys, N.S.)
  4. Newfoundland and Labrador 480 (Burgeo, N.L.)
  5. New Brunswick 616 (Keswick Ridge, N.B.)
  6. Highway 434 (Conche, N.L.)
  7. Markland Road (Whitbourne, N.L.)
  8. Main Street (Tobique First Nation, N.B.)
  9. New Brunswick 105 (Mactaquac, N.B.)
  10. Terradore Lane (Hammonds Plains, N.S.)

 

“At this time of year, and after an especially difficult winter, there are a number of roads in need of repair in Atlantic Canada. The Worst Roads campaign gives the public a way to identify the roads in their area that are in particularly rough shape or present dangerous driving conditions,” says Gary Howard, Vice President of Communications at CAA (Atlantic). “As is our practice each year, we’ve reached out to government officials for each of the top ten roads, and welcome the opportunity to share information on planned repairs or upgrades”. All available information for each road is made available to CAA Members and the public on the Worst Roads website, which is updated year-round.

“Ongoing rad maintenance is essential to ensure that we can all enjoy safe, economical, environmentally responsible and pleasant driving conditions,” says Howard. Roads and driving safety is a priority for CAA Atlantic. Poor road conditions affect us all through increased vehicle repair costs, insurance claims, work compensation, healthcare costs and precious time and energy wasted in traffic congestion.

About CAA

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is a federation of nine clubs providing more than six million Members with roadside assistance, Member Rewards and comprehensive automotive and travel services. CAA also advocates on issues of concern to its Members, including: road safety, the environment, mobility, infrastructure and consumer protection.

Gary Howard
Vice President, Communications
CAA (Atlantic)
ghoward@atlantic.caa.ca
506-654-6554

Claire Ryan
Manager, Public Affairs
CAA (Atlantic)
cryan@atlantic.caa.ca
506-343-5425

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