Insurance Business Quebec’s worst roads, ranked

Quebec’s worst roads, ranked Non-profit insurer CAA-Quebec yesterday revealed a list of Quebec’s worst roads, as determined by the motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians that use them.

The campaign is in its third year, and some of the roads that made the “top” 10 list were repeat offenders from the previous years’ lists.

“The Worst Roads campaign is much more than a way for road users to let off steam!” said CAA-Quebec vice-president of Communications and Public Affairs Sophie Gagnon in a release. “It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make a real difference. Last year, for example, nine of the 10 roads on our list were subsequently repaired or included in a medium- or long-term roadworks plan.”

The list of Quebec’s worst roads is as follows:
 

Rank Road Municipality Administrative region
1. Chemin Kilmar* Grenville-sur-la-Rouge Laurentides
2. Chemin Newton Mascouche Lanaudière
3. Boulevard Gouin East* Montreal Montreal
4. Rue Principale Sainte-Julie Montérégie
5. Montée du Bois-Franc* Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard Laurentides
6. Avenue D’Estimauville Quebec City Capitale-Nationale
7. Chemin Saint-Thomas* Sainte-Thècle Mauricie
8. Chemin Brunelle Carignan Montérégie
9. Traverse de Laval* Lac-Beauport Capitale-Nationale
10. Route du Portage La Martre Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

(Roads marked with an asterisk were mentioned in previous years’ lists)

According to CAA-Quebec, Chemin Kilmar in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge was seen as unquestionably the worst road in the list. The moment voting began, that particular road led from start to finish, ending the campaign with more than a thousand votes.

According to the insurer, it has notified each of the cities that placed a stretch of road in the list. CAA-Quebec said that it wants to show authorities how the public thinks of poorly-maintained roads, and has promised that it would monitor the government’s attempts to repair or rehabilitate these streets.

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