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B.C. roads gets a rough ride

Westside Road is a concern for many local motorists and so far has made the top spot in BCAA
Westside Road is a concern for many local motorists and so far has made the top spot in BCAA's second annual Worst Roads Campaign.
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If you travel on what you think is the worst road in the province, the B.C. Automobile Association wants to hear about it.

Until April 23, you’re invited to vote for the road in your community or on your commute that you feel is most in need of repair or redesign, as part of BCAA’s second Worst Roads campaign. The organization wants to help you voice concerns about congestion, potholes, road signs, traffic lights or pedestrian and cycling safety.

Last year, Enderby’s Mabel Lake Road took the second spot on the list of worst roads, but to date nothing has been done to improve the road.

So far this year, Westside Road (which runs along Okanagan Lake between Kelowna and Vernon) is ranked as the top worst road in the campaign.

You can nominate or vote for your worst road by visiting bcaa.com/worstroads

“As a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian, roads that are deteriorating, inadequately maintained or poorly designed affect your pocketbook, stress level and personal safety,” said Ken Cousin, BCAA’s associate vice-president of Road Assist.

“By voting, you can draw some attention to rough, unsafe or inefficient roads in your community.”

After voting closes, BCAA will share detailed results with municipalities and the Ministry of transportation to ensure they are aware of road users’ concerns, and to find out how they are planning to improve B.C.’s problem roads and highways.

 

Throughout the campaign, you can check the website bcaa.com/worstroads to see where your road ranks and which roads are close to taking the title of B.C.’s Worst Road. Once final results are tallied, a list of the top 20 Worst Roads in B.C. will be published.

 

 

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