Duckworth Street Didn’t Make This Year’s List… And That’s a Good Thing

Riverside Road in Washago Places Second on Provincial Worst Roads List

A roadway in Washago gets the dubious honour of being the only entry from our region on the Ontario’s Worst Roads List this year.

Riverdale Drive in Washago placed second on the annual offering from CAA, behind Eglinton Ave. East in Toronto. Another GTA road, Dufferin Street, rounds out the top three.

Of note, Duckworth Street in Barrie has dropped off the top ten list entirely. The north-end road started seeing some long-awaited reconstruction back in September, with phase two of the project expected to last until July. Lockhart Drive also made last year’s list but is absent from the 2019 tally.

Related: Finally Duckworth Street Gets Some Remedial Work

Voters cast their digital ballots over roadways they felt had the most crumbling pavements, potholes, traffic congestion or poor road signage. The annual campaign is designed to bring awareness of trouble spots to municipal leaders.

“Those campaign success stories are because governments are prioritizing infrastructure through multi-year capital investments,” says Raymond Chan of CAA Southern Central Ontario. “CAA will continue to advocate for longer-term dedicated infrastructure funding to help municipalities prepare, plan, budget and execute on repair backlogs and capital projects.”

The Ontario Worst Roads list is as follows:

1. Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
2. Riverdale Drive, Washago
3. Dufferin Street, Toronto
4. County Road 49, Prince Edward
5. Barton Street East, Hamilton
6. Burlington Street East, Hamilton
7. Avondale Road, Belleville
8. Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto
9. Carnegie Beach Road, Scugog
10. Bathurst Street, Toronto