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Rural routes prominent on CAA’s worst road list

Three rural roads made the top ten of CAA’s list of Manitoba’s worst roads.

Coming in second, Provincial Trunk Highway 34 near Austin.

PTH 23, which runs roughly from Hartney in Southwestern Manitoba to La Rochelle in Southeastern Manitoba, is seventh on the list.

PTH 32, near Winkler, rounds out the list at number 10.

First on the list is Winnipeg’s Empress Street.

The list is part of a yearly campaign by CAA Manitoba, which allows people to vote on which road is the worst. CAA said over 2,700 votes were cast for more than 400 roads.

Potholes and crumbling pavement continue to be the most critical issue identified by motorists, followed by traffic congestion.

Earlier this year, both the federal and provincial governments announced that a combined total of approximately $300 million will be spent to improve 350 kilometres of the highway network across Manitoba.

The City of Winnipeg recently announced that one-time federal gas tax funding will be spent on road repairs, road safety initiatives and the promotion of active transportation.

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