McLeod Road takes top spot as Niagara’s worst road

THOROLD, ON (May 30, 2019) – McLeod Road in Niagara Falls is Niagara’s worst road, according to CAA’s 16th annual Worst Roads campaig­­­n. McLeod, having climbed its way up the list from ninth in 2017 to second in 2018, surpassed Drummond Road to claim this year’s title.

CAA Niagara’s Worst Road campaign ran from March 26 to April 26 and received more than 1,000 votes. Over eighty percent of voters reported “potholes and crumbling pavement” as the reason for selecting a road.

“It’s great to see the community participating in the Worst Roads campaign,” said Peter Van Hezewyk, President and CEO of CAA Niagara. “By giving Niagara residents a platform to express their concerns about the roadways they travel frequently, we’re helping to make everyone’s commute a little bit safer.”

Making repeat appearances on this year’s list are Drummond Road in Niagara Falls, Sider Road in Fort Erie and Saint David’s Road in Thorold, while Rattler Road in Wainfleet, Garner Road in Fort Erie and Willoughby Drive in Niagara Falls are new additions to the roster.

Niagara’s Top 10 Worst Roads for 2019 are:

  1. McLeod Road, Niagara Falls
  2. Drummond Road, Niagara Falls
  3. Saint David’s Road, Thorold 
  4. Portage Road, Niagara Falls
  5. Sider Road, Fort Erie
  1. Rattler Road, Wainfleet
  2. Garner Road, Niagara Falls
  3. Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls
  4. Kalar Road, Niagara Falls
  5. Willoughby Drive, Niagara Falls

Ontario’s Top Ten Worst Roads for 2019 are:

  1. Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
  2. Riverdale Drive, Washago
  3. Dufferin Street, Toronto
  4. County Road 49, Prince Edward
  5. Barton Street East, Hamilton
  1. Burlington Street East, Hamilton
  2. Avondale Road, Belleville
  3. Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto
  4. Carnegie Beach Road, Scugog
  5. Bathurst Street, Toronto

In its ongoing advocacy efforts, CAA will present the 2019 Worst Roads results to local and provincial government officials.

For more Information please contact:
Cody Cabral, Public Relations Specialist
Mobile: 905-322-2018

McLeod Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario