Burlington Street in Hamilton named second worst road in Ontario

CAA released its annual list of the ten worst roads in the province.

Four of the top ten worst roads were in Toronto

Burlington Street runs from James Street North along the Hamilton Harbour to the QEW highway. (Wikimedia Commons)

According to the Canadian Automobile Association there's only one road in the province worse than Hamilton's Burlington Street.

Tuesday morning CAA released its annual list of the Top 10 Worst Roads in the province. Only Dufferin Street in Toronto was decided to be a more difficult drive than Burlington Street, which placed third in last year's worst roads list from CAA. 

Half the roads on this year's list are from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

The auto club says Dufferin Street has made the list seven times over the years, not far behind Steeles Avenue, also in Toronto, which previously earned eight spots on the list.

CAA says it received more than 10,000 votes from across the province, adding that the popularity of the campaign demonstrates that infrastructure remains a critical issue for Ontarians.

The list is not compiled scientifically; voters cast their ballots in an online poll.

The worst roads of 2013 are:

  1. Dufferin Street – Toronto
  2. Burlington Street – Hamilton
  3. Finch Avenue West – Toronto
  4. Kraft Creek Road – Timmins
  5. Bayview Avenue – Toronto
  6. Lawrence Avenue East – Toronto
  7. Warncliffe Road South – London
  8. Bouvier Road – Clarence-Rockland.
  9. Carling Avenue – Ottawa
  10. Stanley Avenue – Niagara Falls

With files from the Canadian Press