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Potholes, crumbling asphalt put Prince Edward County at top of bad road contest

By On-Site Staff   


A stretch of Victoria Road running through rural Prince Edward County. PHOTO: CAA South Central Ontario

A rural road in Prince Edward County has climbed to the top of the CAA Worst Road competition for Ontario for 2021.

Victoria Road, which runs parallel to the northwestern arm of the Bay of Quinte, took home the ignominious prize June 3, the non-profit said, with voters citing crumbling pavement and potholes.

The win marks the road’s first time on the province’s worst road list, which typically includes a familiar top 10. This year’s competition saw road from 117 different municipalities nominated.

“The quality of our roadways affect everyone,” said Tina Wong, government relations specialist for CAA South Central Ontario. “Our roads are the arteries used every day to keep essential workers, goods and services flowing. They should be maintained now more than ever.”


CAA said with fewer cars on the road due to the pandemic, the province and cities should take the opportunity to tackle necessary repairs.

Ontario’s Top 10 Worst Roads for 2021
  1. Victoria Road, Prince Edward County
  2. Carling Avenue, Ottawa
  3. Barton Street East, Hamilton
  4. County Road 49, Prince Edward County
  5. Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
  6. Hunt Club Road, Ottawa
  7. Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
  8. Innes Road, Ottawa
  9. Algonquin Boulevard West, Timmins
  10. Queen Street, Kingston


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