Highway 24 near Leoville, Sask. declared worst road by CAA
Mayor says he is not surprised by the designation
The road to Leoville is paved with potholes.
Highway 24 goes into this small town, located about 150 km north west of Prince Albert. It has received the dubious honour of being CAA Saskatchewan’s worst road.
"I'm thinking in this day and age when safety is an issue, it should be better than it is," Leoville's mayor Ron Craswell told Afternoon Edition host, Craig Lederhouse.
According to Craswell the highway is in a constant state of disrepair, marked with broken pavement and potholes. Some of the grooves in the highway are almost four inches deep, he said.
"Last year, there was a time where the grooves in the road were so deep that a car would bottom out in the ridges on the highway," Craswell added.
Highway is particularly bad in spring
The town has expressed its concerns to their MLA and written letters to the Department of Highways and Infrastructure but neither have given a concrete date for the highway to be repaired.
I'm thinking in this day and age when safety is an issue, it should be better than it is."- Ron Craswell, Mayor of Leoville
"It gets patched up a few times but it's bad every year at certain times. Particularly in the spring," Craswell said.
Highway 24 was given the distinction by CAA as part of their 2014 Worst Roads Campaign that asks Saskatchewan drivers to vote for the worst highways in the province. The information is then passed on to the provincial government.
Other bad highways according to the campaign are Highway 155 to La Loche, Highway 21 to Paradise Hill and Highway 44 to Eston.