After CAA Saskatchewan announced their top 10 worst roads in the province, the City of Moose Jaw was left with three streets on the list.
That includes High Street West, which was selected as the worst road in Saskatchewan according to those who voted.
Mayor Fraser Tolmie says the other two roads are the result of the age of the city’s infrastructure.
“9th Avenue Southwest is where we had a water main break, and paving season starts here in the City of Moose Jaw in about two weeks, so it’s going to be looked after,” Tolmie says. “1st Avenue Southeast, there was an emergency storm sewer break last year in the winter, which was unfortunate. We have aging infrastructure, and that’s the result of that.”
Tolmie says while it`s embarrassing to have these roads in this condition, they will be fixed this summer.
“If it were roads that were neglected, I would also be embarrassed, and I would obviously say we would be negligent in our roles in serving the community.” Tolmie stated. “The perspective is these roads do need to be repaired, they will be prepared, but there’s a reason behind that, and it’s because of aging infrastructure that we’ve had to deal with this past winter.”
Maple Creek and Regina also had roads that cracked the top 10, but no other municipality had more than two roads in their area on the list.