Highway 21 in Westman is the second-worst stretch of road in the province, according to a survey conducted by CAA Manitoba.
That road got 184 votes in the online poll, which left it well behind Winnipeg’s St. James Street as the province’s absolute worst. But it’s higher than it used to be.
The 10 roads receiving the most votes were:• St. James Street, Winnipeg -- 459 votes• Manitoba Highway 21 -- 184• Marion Street, Winnipeg -- 142• Manitoba Highway 10 -- 123• Molson Street, Winnipeg -- 115• Route 90, Winnipeg -- 99• Trans-Canada Highway -- 79•McGillvary Boulevard, Winnipeg -- 61• Loudoun Road, Winnipeg -- 60• Empress Street, Winnipeg -- 54» CAA Manitoba
Also making the list from Westman were various stretches of Highway 10 (especially around Boissevain) and the Trans-Canada Highway.
In Brandon, Victoria Avenue was the worst of the bunch, although it didn’t have quite enough votes to make the top 10 list.
CAA Manitoba says it analyzed the data by road, by community and by municipality to present a clear picture to government officials. The full report, which was circulated to more than 100 municipalities earlier this week, includes a full breakdown of where each vote was cast.
While the results are not scientific, CAA Manitoba public and government affairs manager Liz Peters said the results are important to keep the ongoing infrastructure condition and funding discussion top of mind for everyone — especially government.
“We thank all Manitobans who took part,” said Peters. “You’ve helped us spotlight on some of the worst roads in our province.”
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 5, 2012