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Manitoba Highway Leading CAA’s ‘Worst Roads’ Campaign

April 7, 2015 9:28 AM | News

Olive Avenue

A flower pot sits in a crater on Olive Avenue, as submitted through CAA Manitoba’s Worst Roads campaign. (CLAUDINE GERVAIS / CAAWORSTROADS.COM)

A Manitoba highway is taking the spotlight away from a deteriorating Winnipeg street as the worst road in the province through CAA Manitoba’s annual Worst Roads campaign.

Manitoba 280 connects Gillam and Split Lake to Thompson in northern Manitoba and has dethroned St. James Street for the dubious title for the first time since 2013.

“Looking at some of the pictures and videos sent to us from Manitobans, it’s no wonder why this road is in the top spot,” said Angèle Young, public and government affairs specialist for CAA Manitoba. “Hundreds of people have joined the conversation about this road and the desperate need to get it fixed, as it is a lifeline for many.”

The campaign launched two weeks ago and solicits votes from Manitobans to nominate the road they believe to be the “worst” in the province. So far, more than 3,000 votes have been cast and over 400 roads nominated. Voting will close on April 22. To have your say, visit caamanitoba.com/worstroads.

Current standings: Worst Roads 2015

CAA Manitoba - Worst Roads