CAA-Que­bec launches Worst Roads

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Québec

CNW Tel­bec/ - For the first time, CAA-Que­bec has launched an ini­tia­tive to es­tab­lish a list of the worst roads in the prov­ince. As of to­day, res­i­dents in all re­gions can make their voices heard at worstroad­scaaque­, by ei­ther re­port­ing a road or stretch of road that in their opin­ion de­serves “hall of shame” sta­tus, or vot­ing for one that’s al­ready been nom­i­nated. At the end of May, CAA-Que­bec will use the list to en­cour­age the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties to re­pair and main­tain them.

“When we say ‘worst road,’ we mean worse that a cou­ple of pot­holes!” ex­plains So­phie Gagnon, CAAQue­bec’s Vice Pres­i­dent, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Public Af­fairs. “We’re talk­ing about sur­faces in such bad shape that they can not only cause dam­age to ve­hi­cles, but are also a threat to traf­fic safety. And af­ter the frigid win­ter we’ve just been through, we want au­thor­i­ties to heed the mes­sage that it’s im­por­tant to be even more vig­i­lant and take the nec­es­sary ac­tion, be­cause too of­ten, sim­ply patch­ing the cracks isn’t enough.” CAA-Que­bec’s Worst Roads ini­tia­tive is above all an en­ter­tain­ing way for mem­bers of the public to voice their con­cerns.

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