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Victoria Ave. improves to province's 8th-worst road in CAA poll

Traffic travels eastbound on Thursday afternoon past a caution sign along Victoria Avenue, which ranks as the eighth-worst road in the province, according to a CAA Manitoba poll of motorists. At least that’s better than last year, when it was deemed the province’s worst road.

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Traffic travels eastbound on Thursday afternoon past a caution sign along Victoria Avenue, which ranks as the eighth-worst road in the province, according to a CAA Manitoba poll of motorists. At least that’s better than last year, when it was deemed the province’s worst road.

It’s not at the top, but Brandon motorists have once again put Victoria Avenue on the list of the province’s worst roads.

Victoria Avenue came in at No. 8 this year on the annual poll by CAA Manitoba. It topped the list last year.

This might be the last hurrah for the beleaguered street, most of which is under provincial purview as it is part of Highway 1A. After a massive outcry last year, the province quickly stepped up to repave Victoria Avenue between 18th Street and 34th Street, and plans to repave from 18th Street to First Street this year.

Highway 10 through Boissevain also made the list this year, coming in at No. 5. Last year, that same stretch of highway was No. 6.

<t$>This year’s "winner" was

St. James Street in Winnipeg, a stretch of potholes and cracked concrete running from Portage Avenue north past the Polo Park Shopping Centre right through to Notre Dame Avenue. The street also topped the list in 2012, and came in second last year.

This year’s second-worst road was First Street in Winkler. CAA Manitoba said the Winkler street wasn’t singled out due to its condition but rather a traffic congestion signage issue.

Rounding out the Top 10 worst roads in Manitoba is Ness Avenue (3) and Pembina Highway (4) in Winnipeg; provincial highways 10 (5) and 34 (6); Winnipeg’s Inkster Boulevard (7); Victoria Avenue (8); and Empress Street (9) and Berry Street (10) in Winnipeg.

The point of the worst roads campaign is to help identify those stretches of roads and highways that require construction attention. According to CAA Manitoba, six of the 2014 worst roads are scheduled to see some maintenance or construction work this summer.

"We are listening to what Manitobans are saying about our roads and we want drivers to have a safe, smooth ride wherever their day takes them," Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton said in a statement.

More than 5,000 votes were cast in the worst roads poll, with more than 500 roads in Manitoba identified by voters.

» Brandon Sun

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 25, 2014

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It’s not at the top, but Brandon motorists have once again put Victoria Avenue on the list of the province’s worst roads.

Victoria Avenue came in at No. 8 this year on the annual poll by CAA Manitoba. It topped the list last year.

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Victoria Avenue came in at No. 8 this year on the annual poll by CAA Manitoba. It topped the list last year.

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