Bad Road Conditions, Congestion Factors in Windsor Streets on Ontario’s Worst Roads List

Originally reported by Dave Waddell of The Windsor Star

The Canadian Automobile Association released its annual worst roads in Ontario list Tuesday and local motorists selected the Ambassador Bridge as the road to avoid in Windsor.

The bridge wasn't singled out for road conditions after having all of its lanes replaced by a $25-million US re-decking project, but was instead fingered for congestion problems.

Local voters selected Riverside Drive as the area street in the worst condition.

Broken pavement, pot holes, lack of bike lanes and conditions of safety that were found wanting by pedestrians earned the scenic roadway the dubious honour.

Riverside ranked 45th on the list followed by Walker Road.

The rankings are based on votes submitted to the CAA. The month-long campaign garnered 10,000 votes from across the province.

Though the bridge was voted the worst road locally, it was no one [sic] near the provinces top contenders.

The bridge was ranked 37th on Ontarios list of lousy roads. The last time Windsor had a road crack the top 10 was in 2008 when Tecumseh Road was nominated.

Toronto's Dufferin Street was named Ontarios worst road for the second consecutive year. Four of the top 10 worst roads this year are located in the provincial capital.