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CAA Campaign to Find Manitoba’s ‘Worst Roads’

March 25, 2014 11:36 AM | News

WINNIPEG — CAA Manitoba has launched its third annual Worst Roads campaign to find the worst stretches of infrastructure in the province.

Nominations opened Tuesday, and while potholes come to mind first for most drivers, CAA says their campaign goes far beyond that.

“This year’s campaign aims to shift the conversation in our province,” said Mike Mager, president and CEO of CAA Manitoba. “It is so much more than just potholes. Our provincial infrastructure affects our economy, our delivery of vital services, and affects everyone’s quality of life.”

The campaign was launched at the corner of St. James Street and Ness Avenue, which has been a top contender in previous campaigns.

More than 5,000 votes were cast last year for 696 different roads in Manitoba. Victoria Avenue in Brandon took the dubious title and is scheduled to be repaired this spring.

Manitobans can vote until April 23 for their top pick at CAAManitoba.com/WorstRoads or on the CAA Manitoba Facebook page.

“This campaign isn’t about complaining,” Mager added. “It’s about pinpointing the problems and making sure the priorities identified by Manitobans are the ones addressed first by governments.”

Once the month-long national campaign closes, CAA clubs will forward their data to all three levels of government.

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