The CAA Worst Roads campaign invites Saskatchewan motorists to nominate and vote for the worst roads they have travelled on. Worst roads include those with potholes, cracks, general disrepair, poor signage, congestion, and roads that are too narrow for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to share safely.
CAA Saskatchewan acknowledges the improvements made to Saskatchewan roadways for the safety of all residents and travellers. But there is still work to be done and who better to help identify roads in need of repair than Saskatchewan motorists who rely on them every day for business, leisure and family travel. Working towards better roads and driving safely is a priority for us.
2021 Worst Roads Campaign
CAA’s recent Cost of Poor Roads in Canada study evaluates the costs to motorists of driving on poor road infrastructure in Canada. 650,000 kilometres of roads connect communities across Canada for business and everyday travel for work and leisure. When these roads are allowed to deteriorate, drivers pay the price. This study puts a dollar value on the incremental operating costs to Canadian motorists of driving on poor roads.
Did you know that Canadian drivers pay an average of $112 per vehicle per year in higher vehicle operating costs as a result of driving on poor-quality roads? This adds up to more than $1,000 over a 10-year lifespan of a car. The extra cost imposed by poor roads varies by province and is generally higher in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. In Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Quebec drivers pay more than $200 in increased operating costs per year, while drivers in western provinces pay less than $100. The cost for drivers in Saskatchewan is around $97.00. (Source: CPCS analysis).
Saskatchewan has over 228,000 km of roads, more than any other province. That’s a lot of road to cover which is why the campaign exists: To invite as many road users as possible to identify and vote for the roads – municipal or provincial – that are a safety concern to them and others.
2021 Top Ten Worst Roads
2021 Worst Roads Campaign dates: April 7 to 27, 2021.
- Saskatchewan 4, Dorintosh
- 8th Avenue North, Regina
- Saskatchewan 9, Hudson Bay (Placed #5 in 2018 CAA Worst Roads)
- 52nd Street East, Saskatoon
- Saskatchewan 340, Hafford
- Grant Drive, Regina (Placed #8 in 2019 CAA Worst Roads)
- Saskatchewan 33, Regina
- Highway 13, Shaunavon
- 20th Street West, Saskatoon
- 3-way tie: Saskatchewan 35, Weyburn; Saskatchewan 3, Hudson Bay; Saskatchewan 9, Canora
2020 Worst Roads Campaign
The 2020 Worst Roads Campaign was cancelled due to the outset of Covid-19.
2019 Worst Roads Campaign Results
The 2019 CAA Saskatchewan Worst Roads campaign has ended with some interesting results. Eight of the Final Top Ten Worst Roads nominated and voted by Saskatchewan road users are municipal roads in Regina and Moose Jaw. A total of 1,514 votes were received during the campaign dates of April 17 to May 8, 2019.
- Saskatchewan 26, Goodsoil
- Highway 21, Paradise Hill (ranked 9th in the 2018 CAA Worst Roads campaign and 3rd in the 2017 CAA Worst Roads campaign)
- Dolphin Bay, Regina
- 13th Avenue Northwest, Moose Jaw
- McKee Crescent, Regina
- 1 Avenue Southeast, Moose Jaw (ranked 7th in the 2018 CAA Worst Roads campaign)
- Cowan Crescent, Regina
- Grant Drive, Regina
- Blakeney Drive, Regina
- TIE Catherwood Crescent, Regina and Saskatchewan 795 between St. Walburg and Livelong
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