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The Worst Roads 2021 Results are in!

For almost a decade, CAA Atlantic has used the results of Worst Roads to urge governments to make road improvements where Atlantic Canadians want them most. Thank you for voting. 

 

The 2021 Worst Roads are:

  1. Terra Nova Road, Terra Nova, Newfoundland and Labrador
  2. Newfoundland and Labrador 410, Newfoundland and Labrador*
  3. Scotch Lake Road, Scotch Lake, New Brunswick
  4. Markland Road, Colinet, Newfoundland and Labrador
  5. Sherwood Road, Mapledale, New Brunswick
  6. Bog Road, Falmouth, Nova Scotia
  7. Mount Hebron Road, Studholm Parish, New Brunswick
  8. Newfoundland and Labrador 414, Newfoundland and Labrador**
  9. Campbell Settlement Road, Southampton Parish, New Brunswick
  10. Saint Peters Fourchu Road, Lower Saint Esprit, Nova Scotia

*The Newfoundland and Labrador 410 runs from Sheppardville to Fleur de Lys. 

**The Newfoundland and Labrador 414 runs from Baie Verte to La Scie.

Safe Driving

About Worst Roads

CAA Atlantic’s annual Worst Roads campaign provides a platform for Atlantic Canadians to make roads safer by telling municipal and provincial governments which roads need attention the most. It also helps governments understand that roadway improvements are a priority for citizens.

All roads in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador were eligible. All road users – including cyclists, pedestrians, motorists and users of public transit – were encouraged to cast their vote and make their opinion count. 

CAA Public Advocacy

The Dollars and Cents

When it comes to pothole damage, poor road conditions present a clear cost to drivers. Research suggests that Canadians are paying as much as $1.4 billion each year due to potholes. More than 50 per cent of drivers have experienced damage to their vehicle from a pothole, and 32 per cent have paid between $250 and $500 on pothole-related vehicle damage within the last five years. The damage to vehicles ranges from punctured tires and bent wheels to more expensive suspension issues.

CAA Public Advocacy

It's Not Just About Potholes

Potholes aren’t the only reason to vote for a road as the worst – consider scary intersections, traffic-causing bottlenecks, unclear road signs, dangerous crosswalks or unsafe bike lanes when voting. 

2019 Ten Worst Roads

1.  Tripp Settlement Road (Keswick Ridge, N.B.)

2. Waterford Road (Waterford, N.B.)

3. Markland Road (Colinet, N.L.)

4. Indian Meal Line (Torbay, N.L.)

5.  New Brunswick 905 (Petitcodiac, N.B.)

6.  Meadowville Station Road (Pictou, N.S.)

7. Witless Bay Line (Trepassey, N.L.)

8.  New Brunswick 480* (N.B.)

9.  South Uniacke Road (Mount Uniacke, N.S.)

10. Pine Glen Road (Pine Glen, N.B.)

*The New Brunswick 480 runs between Rogersville and Kouchibouguac.