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CAA Worst Roads Campaign is Back!

The CAA Worst Roads campaign invites Saskatchewan motorists, pedestrians, runners, cyclists, motorcyclists, and transit users to nominate and vote for the worst, unsafe roads they have travelled on. Worst roads include those with potholes or crumbling pavement, cracks, general disrepair, poor signage, congestion, and unsafe infrastructure.

Saskatchewan has over 228,000 km of roads, more than any other province. That’s a lot of roads to cover which is why the campaign exists: To invite as many road users as possible to nominate and vote for the roads – municipal or provincial – that are a safety concern to them and others.

CAA’s Cost of Poor Roads in Canada study evaluates the costs to motorists of driving on poor road infrastructure in Canada. 650,000 kilometres of roads connect communities across Canada for business and everyday travel for work and leisure. When these roads are allowed to deteriorate, drivers pay the price. This study puts a dollar value on the incremental operating costs to Canadian motorists of driving on poor roads.

Did you know that Canadian drivers pay an average of $112 per vehicle per year in higher vehicle operating costs as a result of driving on poor-quality roads? This adds up to more than $1,000 over a 10-year lifespan of a car. The cost for drivers in Saskatchewan is around $88.00. (Source: CPCS analysis). The extra cost imposed by poor roads varies by province and is generally higher in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. In Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Quebec drivers pay more than $200 in increased operating costs per year, while drivers in western provinces pay less than $100.

From April 6 to 30, 2022 the public is invited to nominate and vote for the roads that are unsafe for motorists, pedestrians, runners, cyclists, motorcyclists, and transit users.

Here’s how to nominate and vote for your worst road:

  1. Visit caask.ca/worstroads
  2. Select a road – municipal or provincial – and a specific segment or section
  3. Identify what type of road user you are – motorist, cyclist, motorcyclist, runner, pedestrian, or transit user. Select the ‘problem’ from the provided drop-down menu
  4. Road users can vote as more than one type of road user every 24 hours during this year’s campaign

2021 Top Ten Worst Roads  

  1. Saskatchewan 4, Dorintosh
  2. 8th Avenue North, Regina
  3. Saskatchewan 9, Hudson Bay (Placed #5 in 2018 CAA Worst Roads)
  4. 52nd Street East, Saskatoon
  5. Saskatchewan 340, Hafford
  6. Grant Drive, Regina (Placed #8 in 2019 CAA Worst Roads)
  7. Saskatchewan 33, Regina
  8. Highway 13, Shaunavon
  9. 20th Street West, Saskatoon
  10. 3-way tie: Saskatchewan 35, Weyburn; Saskatchewan 3, Hudson Bay; Saskatchewan 9, Canora

The 2022 CAA Top Ten Worst Roads will be revealed on May 2.

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