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GTA Leads Ontario's Worst Roads Campaign

Voting doesn’t close until the end of September, but already, Steeles Avenue is the leading contender for the title of the Canadian Automobile Association’s worst road in Ontario.

And for the second year in a row.

Next on the list is Ritson Road in Oshawa, followed by Burlington Street in Hamilton and Palmer Road in Belleville. Dufferin Street in Toronto rounds out the top five.

In total, eight of the top 20 worst roads are from the GTA. CAA officials say the response has been overwhelming.

“We’re really excited. We’re only two weeks into the campaign and we’ve already received over 5,000 votes. We’re hearing from all road users and that’s what this campaign is all about – to have people have their voice heard and take some action,” said the CAA’s Faye Lyons.

Drivers are also voting on the worst highway or bridge in Ontario. The area of Highway 401 that runs through the GTA has already made the list.

The campaign is meant to raise awareness about the lack of road maintenance, which can also cause thousands of dollars in maintenance and damage to cars each year.

The CAA says it has a 90 per cent success rate for getting road work done on its top 20 roads.

To see the list or to have your say, click here.