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Dufferin Street, Eglinton Avenue West make CAA's Worst Roads list

Last Updated Jun 4, 2018 at 1:50 pm EDT

Construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. CITYNEWS

The CAA has released its annual Worst Roads list and for the second straight year, Burlington Street in Hamilton is number one in Ontario.

But that doesn’t mean perennial favourites like Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue in Toronto have been spared the shame.

Ray Chan of the CAA said not only did Eglinton Avenue West make the top 10 but Eglinton Avenue East made the top five of the worst roads in Toronto.

Construction on the Crosstown LRT is largely to blame for Eglinton’s appearance on the list. The construction, which is scheduled to continue until 2021, has caused massive headaches for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

Dufferin made the list partly because of congestion and being littered with potholes.

Adam, who has lived in the neighbourhood of Dufferin and Eglinton for several years, told 680 NEWS he’s all too familiar with the street’s potholes.

“I went over a pothole. The damage to my car (was) about $1,200. I was compensated somewhat by the city but I still had to pay for it,” he explained.

“What are you going to do about it? We live in the area, we have to use these roads.”

Adam and other residents say they’re hoping once the LRT finally opens, the area Eglinton West will go back to some sense of normalcy.

For a complete look at all the lists, click here.