Atlantic Canadians ID Worst Roads

May 16, 2016 – Saint John, N.B. – Atlantic Canadians have identified the top ten Worst Roads in the region. CAA’s recently conducted it’s annual Worst Roads campaign, which attracted more than 5,000 votes for roads in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The 2016 Worst Roads in Atlantic Canada as voted by Atlantic Canadians are:

  1. Point Lance (Branch, NL)
  2. Highway 434 (Conche, NL)
  3. Lake Road (Tatamagouche, NS)
  4. Nova Scotia 354 (Upper Rawdon, NS)
  5. Marble Mountain Rd (West Bay, NS)
  6. Scott Siding Rd (Canterbury, NB)
  7. Pembroke Road (Upper Stewiacke, NS)
  8. Caribou Rd (Channel – Port aux Basques NL)
  9. Staples Brook Rd (Debert, NS)
  10. Mabou Mines Rd (Gillis Point, NS)

 

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.

“The Worst Roads campaign allows the public 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). “Ongoing road maintenance is essential to ensure that we can all enjoy safe, economical, environmentally responsible and pleasant driving conditions. We have notified government officials for each of the top ten roads, and always 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.

About CAA

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is a federation of nine clubs providing more than six million Members with roadside assistance, Member Reward 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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