Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Brandon street named worst in province

  • Print

BRANDON -- The people have spoken — strut-rattling Victoria Avenue in Brandon is the worst road in Manitoba.

A total of 5,054 votes were cast in this year's Worst Roads campaign, put on by CAA Manitoba, and Victoria Avenue took 835 of them.

Last year's "winner," St. James Street in Winnipeg, was a distant second, with 480 votes.

"It’s no surprise that Victoria Avenue held on to take the title of worst road," said Liz Peters, public and government affairs manager with CAA Manitoba. "From the start, it was clear Brandonites were on a mission to draw attention to the state of this road. By casting more than 800 votes in our campaign, they did exactly that, and their worst road is now slated for repair this summer."

Finance Minister Stan Struthers said earlier this month that a three-kilometre stretch of Victoria Avenue would get a full repaving this year and next.

In Winnipeg, roads that made the top-10 list were Ness Avenue, King Edward Street, Inkster Boulevard, Pembina Highway and Frasers Grove.

Another southwestern Manitoba road, Highway 10 through Boissevain, also made the list.

Residents there say the highway has been deteriorating for years under heavy truck traffic to and from the United States. Flood forecasts that predict border crossing closures south of Winnipeg could divert thousands more semis to Highway 10 this year.

Of all the top 10 roads on this year's list, CAA says that all but one were voted in because of road conditions.

First Street in Winkler, however, which was the voted third-worst in the province, has more votes because of traffic congestion than anything else. Voters for that provincial road say traffic lights with left turn signals are desperately needed and it should be expanded to four lanes to accommodate the increasing traffic during rush hour.

The full report will be available to download at caamanitoba.com/news by Friday.

"We thank all Manitobans who took part in this awareness campaign," Peters said. "You’ve helped us spotlight some of the worst roads in our province."

 — Brandon Sun

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Drew Willy on his team's win over Alouettes

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Geese fight as a male defends his nesting site at the duck pond at St Vital Park Thursday morning- See Bryksa’s Goose a Day Photo- Day 08- May 10, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Marc Gallant/Winnipeg Free Press. Gardening Column- Assiniboine Park English Garden. July 19, 2002.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Does Canada need a national inquiry into the disproportionately high number of missing and murdered aboriginal women?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google