Winnipeg's Empress Street voted as Manitoba’s worst road

Winnipeg's Empress Street voted as Manitoba’s worst road

Winnipeg authorities published a list of streets and roads that will be repaired this year. At least 56 streets and 11 back alleys likely won’t be fixed in Winnipeg this year, thanks to funding spat between the City and the Province.

The votes – which were submitted via Facebook and CAA’s website – were based on the following criteria: traffic congestion, potholes/crumbling pavement, the timing of traffic lights, pedestrian/cycling safety, and poor signs or road markings.

The results are in: CAA Manitoba has compiled local drivers‘ picks for the province’s worst roads in 2019. The 2019 rankings placed Winnipeg’s Empress Street at the top of the list, followed by Provincial Trunk Hwy. 34 in Austin and Saskatchewan Avenue in Winnipeg rounding out the top three.

The city administrators said that 34 local roads will be repaired in 2019 and they would be emailing the list of streets to councillors.

Check out this article for a full list of the roads and streets, which are in the plan for the repair works this year:

Manager of engineering at the Public Works Department Brad Neirinck noted that the timing of the projects depends on many factors like weather conditions and big events in the city, which involve some roads blocking form traffic and only pedestrians allowed on a temporary basis. For a complete list of projects roads involved in reconstruction, please visit the link: