June 7, 2022 8:36am
The good news is Windsor-Essex roads didn’t crack the provincial top ten worst roads list.
The bad news is three of the worst roads in the Southwest Ontario region are in the city.
The Canadian Automobile Association releases its Worst Roads list annually to drive the conversation about the quality of roads drivers use daily to commute, and some make an appearance repeatedly. The public can pressure local politicians to invest in improvements along those roads.
The public votes on the roads they love to hate the most.
Steeles Avenue in Toronto has appeared four times since 2003. It didn’t make the top ten this year.
The worst roads across Ontario are Barton Street East in Hamilton, Eglinton Avenue West in Toronto, and Barker Street in Prince Edward County.
The worst road in the Southwest Region, which includes Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, and Sarnia Lambton, is Plank Road in Sarnia.
Coming in second, third, and fourth are Lauzon Parkway, University Avenue West, and Tecumseh Road East in Windsor. Tecumseh Road East also placed in the top five in 2019 and 2018.
The fifth worst was College Avenue in Sarnia.
Past Windsor roads that made the top five include Seminole Street, College Avenue, and Huron Church Road.