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THE people have spoken — and the word on the street is the streets aren't good.
Almost 3,500 votes were cast in CAA Manitoba's first Worst Roads competition, which called on Manitobans to name the most pockmarked roads they know.
Turns out there were a lot of them: 484 roads received at least one vote. While votes are still being tallied, there is one clear winner: Winnipeg's St. James Street earned 455 votes, making it head and shoulders above other rough rides.
Among the comments submitted about St. James? "It's the worst I've ever driven on," one voter wrote.
CAA Manitoba plans to compile a report on the bad roads, release a top-10 list and take the public's complaints straight to government. The full report should be released next week.
"We knew people were frustrated with the state of our roads," said CAA Manitoba spokeswoman Liz Peters. "But when this many people log on to vote, it tells us they care about more than just complaining. They care about finding a solution."