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Timmins home to 3 of the worst roads in Ontario

May 27, 2015  By STAFF REPORT

The northern Ontario city of Timmins has been named home of three of the worst roads in the province.

The dubious honour was foisted on the city as the Ontario Road Builders’ Association released the names of the 10 worst roads in the province this year. The list includes:

    • Algonquin Boulevard West – Timmins
    • Algonquin Boulevard East – Timmins
    • Dufferin Street – Toronto
    • Highway 144 – Greater Sudbury
    • Carling Avenue – Ottawa
    • Radical Road – Port Dover
    • Burlington Street East – Hamilton
    • Riverside Drive – Timmins
    • Dominion Road – Fort Erie
    • Bayview Avenue – Toronto

The technical analysis performed by ORBA members reaffirms the need for more investment in municipal infrastructure across the province.

“The breadth and scope of this year’s campaign once again solidified that although much work has been done across the province to maintain and repair Ontario’s roads, much more is needed to tackle the staggering municipal infrastructure deficit in Ontario,” commented Geoff Wilkinson, Executive Director of ORBA.

“Eliminating the staggering infrastructure deficit currently facing municipalities, as well as expanding our existing transportation infrastructure, will place municipalities and Ontario at a competitive advantage.”

Fifteen ORBA member companies inspected and verified the 50 nominated roads in this year’s Worst Roads campaign. Consistent across the province, the inspections revealed that investments in road maintenance are needed with roads showing signs of potholes, pavement cracks, rutting along with poor traffic flow.

A detailed checklist of the road quality can be found HERE.

The following ORBA members did technical analysis of the roadways: Facca Incorporated, Looby Construction Limited, Lavis Contracting Co. Ltd., Steed and Evans Limited, K. J. Beamish Construction Co. Limited, Powell Contracting Limited, BOT Construction Limited, R.W. Tomlinson Limited, Norjohn Contracting and Paving Limited, Miller Paving Limited, Georgian Paving Limited, Coco Paving Incorporated, Cruickshank, Villeneuve Construction Co. Ltd. and Pioneer Construction Inc. 

Annually, CAA compiles a list of the Top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario but this year expanded the list to include the worst roads in eight provincial regions. The regional lists of the worst roads create greater awareness of the poor state of local roads in Ontario municipalities.

ORBA supports and promotes the growth of Ontario’s transportation infrastructure industry. As the voice of over 200 road building contractors and suppliers, ORBA members build and maintain Ontario’s provincial highway system, municipal roads, bridges and other public transportation infrastructure, employing over 30,000 workers.


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