The Canadian Automobile Association has released its list of 2021 worst roads in Ontario, and three in Windsor-Essex have been included.
Lauzon Parkway, Tecumseh Road East and University Avenue West made the top-five worst roads list in the southwestern Ontario region — which includes Essex County, Chatham-Kent, and Lambton County. Sarnia's Plank Road took the top spot, with Vidal Street South in fifth place.
The CAA is a national non-profit that advocates for road safety infrastructure while offering services like roadside assistance. It collects votes every year to tabulate the worst 10 roads in each region.
The hope is the votes will make roads safer by offering input to municipalities and provincial governments on which roadways need improvement.
According to a media release, 117 municipalities were nominated in Ontario. The majority of voters were drivers, but cyclists and pedestrians made up a quarter of the votes.
Among all voters, 81 per cent said their primary reason for nominating a road was based on potholes or crumbling pavement. Traffic congestion and poor or no walking infrastructure were also reasons for consideration.
CAA's top 10 worst Ontario roads for 2021:
Victoria Road, Prince Edward County.
Carling Avenue, Ottawa.
Barton Street East, Hamilton.
County Road 49, Prince Edward County.
Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto.
Hunt Club Road, Ottawa.
Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto.
Innes Road, Ottawa.
Algonquin Boulevard West, Timmins.
Queen Street, Kingston.