Week three of CAA Saskatchewan’s Worst Roads Campaign is underway and already 3,800 votes have been tabulated for the 6th annual campaign which started April 3rd and ends April 28th.
During week three of the 2016 CAA Worst Roads campaign, 2,600 votes were received while week three of this year’s campaign has attracted an increase of 1,200 votes.
Currently, the CAA Top Ten Worst Roads for 2017 are as follows:
- #1 Saskatchewan 155 La Loche (Ranked #9 in 2016 CAA Worst Roads Campaign)
- #2 Saskatchewan 354 Dilke (Ranked #1 in 2016 and 2015 CAA Worst Roads Campaigns)
- #3 Highway 21 Paradise Hill
- #4 Saskatchewan 26 Loon Lake
- #5 Saskatchewan 47 Springside (Ranked #6 in 2016 CAA Worst Roads Campaign)
- #6 Saskatchewan 35 Love
- #7 2nd Avenue South Hepburn (New to the Top Ten Worst Roads)
- #8 Saskatchewan 255 Nipawin (New to the Top Ten Worst Roads)
- #9 Saskatchewan 322 Silton (Ranked #3 in 2016 CAA Worst Roads Campaign)
- #10 2nd Street North Waldheim (New to the Top Ten Worst Roads)
Typically, these ‘worst roads’ have cracks, crumbling pavement, potholes or craters, poor or no signage, traffic congestion, and lack of cycling or walking infrastructure.
Drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists are eligible to vote, with one vote per road per day per road user allowed.
Potholes remain as the number one problem identified by voters. According to Scott McIntyre, Automotive Services VP with CAA Saskatchewan; “Hitting potholes can accelerate the wear and tear of your vehicle’s suspension parts such as shock absorbers, Macpherson struts, coil springs, ball joints and tie rod ends.”