Poor Manitoba Infrastructure Affecting Tourism: CAA

PotholeManitoba’s crumbling infrastructure has an affect on attracting tourism to the province, says CAA Manitoba.

The automobile association and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce are speaking out to bring attention to CAA’s third annual Worst Roads campaign.

Since its launch in late March, more than 2,400 votes have been made on over 275 roads in the province.

“Ideally, we want our infrastructure to enhance the experience, not hinder it,” said Chuck Davidson, president and CEO of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce. “Having good roads enhances the accessibility and appeal of these great things. Not only for tourists, but for locals too.”

Manitobans can cast their votes until April 23 by visiting CAAManitoba.com/WorstRoads. Besides potholes, users can submit streets with traffic congestion, crumbling infrastructure and pedestrian safety issues.

Nearly 300 pothole claims have been opened with Manitoba Public Insurance this year. The public insurer receives about 1,000 such claims annually, and is asking motorists to drive to the road conditions. If your vehicle is damaged as a result of hitting a pothole, motorists can open a claim by calling MPI at (204) 985-7000 or 1-800-665-2410.