It’s time to vote for the worst roads in Quebec

CAA-Quebec is launching its traditional “Quebec’s Worst Roads” campaign, an opportunity for road users to learn about the condition of roads that have been particularly affected by the increase in potholes this year.

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Whether cracks, bad markings, subsidence or building problems: Road users have until May 26 to give their opinion and hope that “their worst road” will be improved. .

CAA-Quebec compiles a list of the 10 worst roads based on campaign participant votes. The organization then undertakes to contact the authorities for their repair.

With reports of potholes increasing in several regions of the province, road users are spoiled for choice and the organization hopes they will take the opportunity to make their voices heard.

“It seems clear to us that there are still more potholes. So yes, this year we are expecting a very large turnout and we hope so,” said Andrée-Ann Déry, spokeswoman for CAA-Quebec.

The organization has a minimum target of 10,000 votes for this campaign. Drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists are invited to comment on the topic.

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“The Worst Roads [du Québec]”is a unique opportunity for the public to reaffirm the importance they attach to the road network, the backbone of our society, and to express their concern about the poor state of our roads in Quebec,” said Sophie Gagnon, Vice President, Public affairs and road safety.

CAA-Quebec also points out that Quebecers are paying dearly for poor road conditions, according to a study.

In particular, it shows that in Quebec, the average annual cost of poor road conditions is $258 per vehicle.

This is the highest amount in the country, followed by Prince Edward Island with an annual figure of US$164 per car.

In 2021, the Chemin de la Grande-Ligne in Carignan in Montérégie was voted the worst road by users.

Closer to home, in the Capitale-Nationale, rue Seigneuriale, boulevards Jean-Talon and de l’Ormière and rue Évangéline took fifth, seventh, eighth and tenth place.

Several of the routes on the list were later edited.

In Chaudière-Appalaches, Avenue Taniata in Lévis stood out the most with ninth place.

Road users can go to Piresroutes.com to vote.

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