The online campaign, which asked the public to vote for the roads most in need of repair and redesign, had over 3,000 roads nominated across the province.
“With Bayview Avenue having appeared on the list for so many years, the city really recognized that and decided to pump more money and accelerate the reconstruction work,” Chan said.
Ontario’s worst road is Burlington Street East in Hamilton which jumped five spots from last year.
Chan said 85 per cent of roads nominated were selected for potholes or crumbling pavement and a further 10 per cent said congestion was their top concern.
“Once again this year, we see evidence that regular maintenance required to extend road life, in many cases isn’t being done,” Geoff Wilkinson, chief operating officer, Ontario Road Builders’ Association, said. “In other instances, roads are simply at the end of their life-cycle.
Ontario’s Top 10 Worst Roads for 2017:
Burlington Street East, Hamilton
Dufferin Street, Toronto
Lorne Street, Sudbury
Maley Drive, Sudbury
Queenston Street, St. Catharines
Algonquin Boulevard West, Timmins
Hunt Club Road, Ottawa
TIE – Carling Avenue, Ottawa) AND Duckworth Street, Barrie
TIE – Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins AND Yonge Street, Toronto