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Bumpy road for St. James

Winnipeg street named CAA Manitoba’s worst road

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St. James Street once again has received the dishonour of being named Manitoba’s worst road in the CAA Manitoba Worst Roads campaign.

The campaign ended on April 24, and St. James Street was the reigning champ — or perhaps chump. Since the campaign launched on March 25, there were 5,069 votes for 528 roads in Manitoba. St. James Street received 883 of those votes for its traffic congestion, traffic light synchronization, and potholes.

Eight of the top 10 worst roads in Manitoba will be worked on this construction season with investments from both the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba.

St. James Street will be getting construction done from Maroons Road to St. Matthews Avenue, totalling 350 metres, in 2014, and from St. Matthews to 170 metres north of Ellice Ave. — totalling 870 metres — in 2015.

Ness Avenue will be getting rehabilitation work done from Conway Street to Whytewold Road, totalling one kilometre.

Berry Street will be getting construction done from Wellington Avenue to Sargent Avenue, totalling 400 metres, in 2015.

Empress Street is also scheduled to have some repair work done.

The top 10 worst roads in Manitoba are the following:

• St. James Street in Winnipeg – 883 votes;
• 1st Street in Winkler – 536 votes;
• Ness Avenue in Winnipeg – 356 votes;
• Pembina Highway in Winnipeg – 350 votes;
• Manitoba 10 – 309 votes;
• Manitoba 34 – 191 votes;
• Inkster Boulevard in Winnipeg – 156 votes;
• Victoria Avenue in Brandon – 153 votes;
• Empress Street in Winnipeg – 108 votes;
• Berry Street in Winnipeg - 82 votes.

— Staff

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