Which is Prince Edward Island's worst road?

Emma Childs
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As the weather gets warmer and there is more rain then snow along with some freezing and thawing the dreaded potholes are making an appearance such as this one on Upper Queen Street in Charlottetown.

Islanders encouraged to nominate the province's roughest roadways for CAA campaign

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) of Atlantic Canada is looking for the worst road in the region.

The CAA's Top 10 Worst Roads list aims to draw provincial attention to the streets that motorists say are in most need repair.

The CAA will tally the results and publish the list after the voting period comes to a close on April 25.

In 2013, no P.E.I. roads broke the top 10 list, which was mainly comprised of roads from Nova Scotia. Cape John Road in River John, N.S. took the top slot and has since received maintenance under a municipal rural infrastructure fund.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal suggests this is the time of year that Prince Edward Island roads could be at their worst.

“Roads are more vulnerable to damage from heavy vehicles in late winter and early spring,” the department stated in an advisory for heavy vehicles published in February. “Water from melted ice and snow seeps into cracks in the thawing pavement and into the gravel underneath — then it re-freezes and expands, breaking the pavement and causing potholes.”

The department plans to refurbish 18 roads in the coming construction season.

As it stands just a week into the competition, P.E.I. is the only Maritime province without a nomination in the top 10.

Residents can make nominations online at www.atlantic.caa.ca/worstroads

Organizations: CAA, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Geographic location: Atlantic Canada, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia Cape John Road River John

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Recent comments

  • muriel allen
    April 24, 2014 - 11:51

    High I Plan B area is the worst and most expensive road on PEI

  • David
    April 05, 2014 - 16:04

    The intersection of Spring St. & Villa Ave. & Victoria St. has the worst drainage system in the city. Standing water is an unhealthy source of disease for people and animals.

  • Just Travellin'
    April 05, 2014 - 15:52

    The WORST........... The intersection at Belvedere Avenue/Brackley Point Road/St. Peter's Road/Falconwood Drive. I was told by 'somebody' that the engineer/designer of that intersection is deceased. May he/she rest in peace, but, if you go to Hell for sinning, well......she/he is currently in HELL. Stupidest designed piece of roadway ever. Whoever is the current timer for the traffic lights, please give more green light time heading in-bound on St. Peter's Road and more green light time exiting Belvedere......and to make it all better.........HURRY UP and get that roundabout in there. Never mind the roundabout at the end of the bypass at Upton Road.

  • Bouncie Bouncie
    April 05, 2014 - 10:18

    Plan Bad idea is the worst in all ways.

  • Bob
    April 04, 2014 - 15:13

    All of them! Why not take the money the Gov 't is going to spend to "remedy" a 10 min(max) traffic jam at the Vogue and bypass intersections and put it into FIXING the roads that are wrecking our vehicles daily.

  • Alan
    April 04, 2014 - 14:57

    Spring Park Rd fro m Pond St to Kirkwood Dr past Col. Gray High School. Should have been done 5yrs ago , but scheduled for this year? maybe.

  • Ron Nelson
    April 04, 2014 - 13:53

    Tourist going to Cavendish have to take the stretch of road on Highway No. 6 between Kensington and the Cavendish corner. They also take their lives in their hands doing so.. huge worn out wheel lanes that could easily flip a trailer or vehicle if close attention was not being paid. This has existed for at least 5 years.

    • mt
      April 05, 2014 - 06:51

      I ride my motorcycle up there in the summer and agree. That section is very bad and you have to be very careful you don't end up I the other lane. I take my motorhome along the 13 and go the long way there now, safer and better road.

  • Wheeee
    April 04, 2014 - 09:40

    Anyone driven out to Georgetown lately? They should sell tickets at Pooles Corner, what a roller coaster ride!

  • Kristen
    April 04, 2014 - 09:37

    The St. Peter's Highway right from St. Peter's Bay to Dingwells Mills is absolutely dreadful, way worse then the seven mile road.

  • Fed up
    April 04, 2014 - 08:51

    Kenlea Drive....Juniper Drive....what was Sherwood streets have not been paved since the early 70'z!!! Holes so called "fixed" which makes the whole street worse!! When it was a village we had CARE.... since a city? They don't even know how to plow a street! We end up with one narrow path...ruts and pot holes hidden....

  • Stewart Smith
    April 04, 2014 - 07:25

    Plan B - because the whole project stinks.

  • yup
    April 03, 2014 - 22:46

    Mulberry ave has been a crappy road for so long and the parking lot at the mulberry park. You would think they would fix it since it is a well used road and parking lot due to baseball and soccer games in summer.

  • Bob Stewart
    April 03, 2014 - 19:14

    The so called Plan B highway. The builders of this mess should never have been allowed out of a sandbox!!

  • islander
    April 03, 2014 - 19:05

    St. Peters Highway is terrible!!!!!

  • Bob
    April 03, 2014 - 16:36

    York Road. It's where speed bumps go to reproduce.

  • Skye
    April 03, 2014 - 16:20

    Route 1...from New Haven to Desable. Road was not build properly ...very bumpy mess.

  • HaveToSayIt
    April 03, 2014 - 14:52

    Plan B highway. It may not cause the most damage to your car but it has done unforgivable damage to the environment, the people who were displaced and to the reputation of this government.

  • Islander
    April 03, 2014 - 14:17

    Seven Mile Road!

    • Island Girl
      April 03, 2014 - 21:53

      Seven Mile Road!

  • Actually we
    April 03, 2014 - 14:17

    Actually the island doesn't have any good ones. Already parts of roads paved last summer give you a bumpy ride & spring thaw isn't here yet.

  • I voted for the other guy!
    April 03, 2014 - 12:47

    Plan 'B' should make the list for sure! Perhaps a rally of social media voting could land that embarrassment in the top. Go to https://www.atlantic.caa.ca/worstroads. Enter New Haven, PEI and select the Trans Canada Highway. It is now 24th on the list.

    • Bluehays
      April 03, 2014 - 13:42

      Done. Plan B is now sitting 20th

    • mt
      April 05, 2014 - 13:55

      now up to 5th wow what a great distinction for pei and a NEW Highway

  • how it is...
    April 03, 2014 - 12:45

    Right now it's a little stretch of the Hwy 1 from New Haven to around Desable.... What a bumpy, bone rattling mess.

  • Charlottown driver
    April 03, 2014 - 12:02

    Queen street is terrible, especially from fitzroy to belvedere, many pot holes and eroded pavement.