Geoff_Worst RoadsOn May 25, ORBA joined Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) in the announcement of Ontario’s Top 10 Worst Roads for 2016. As technical experts, ORBA member companies inspected and verified the nominated roads in this year’s Worst Roads campaign. Consistent across the province, the inspections revealed that investments in road maintenance are needed with roads showing signs of potholes, pavement cracks, rutting and poor traffic flow.

Click here to view the Technical Inspection checklists ORBA member companies provided for the worst roads.

Annually, CAA compiles a list of the Top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario and now includes the top 5 worst roads in eight regions across the province. The regional lists of the worst roads create greater awareness of the poor state of local roads in Ontario municipalities.

ORBA Executive Director Geoff Wilkinson’s remarks at the event can be seen by clicking here.


“This year’s Worst Roads Campaign once again solidified that although much work has been done across the province to maintain and repair Ontario’s roads, greater investments are needed to tackle the staggering municipal infrastructure deficit in Ontario,” commented Geoff Wilkinson, ORBA’s Executive Director. “An efficient transportation system is essential for a vibrant economy and good quality of life – connecting our communities and enabling businesses to get their goods to market.”

Thank you to the 15 member companies that provided the technical analysis for the 2016 Worst Roads Campaign. The inspection of the nominated roads across the province could not have been done without the outstanding support of Facca Incorporated, Looby Construction Limited, Steed and Evans Limited, K. J. Beamish Construction Co. Limited, Powell Contracting Limited, BOT Construction Limited, R.W. Tomlinson Limited, Norjohn Contracting and Paving Limited, Miller Paving Limited, Georgian Paving Limited, Coco Paving Incorporated, Cruickshank, Villeneuve Construction Co. Ltd., Roto-Mill Inc. and Pioneer Construction Inc.

More information including photos and the technical checklists of this year’s Worst Roads will be available on CAA’s Worst Roads website.

Status of 2015’s Worst Roads in Ontario