Worst Roads

Worst Roads

 

 

 

And the worst roads 2017 are…

For a third year in a row, the CAA-Quebec Worst Roads campaign gave Quebecers the opportunity to single out the most decrepit stretches of road in the province. Nearly 10,000 votes were cast, which is telling proof that the quality of our roads continues to be a core concern for users, be they motorists, truckers, cyclists or pedestrians.

 

Without further ado, here is this year’s list of the 10 worst roads in Quebec! The results have been forwarded to the relevant authorities in hopes that the required improvements will be quickly made, and citizens’ expectations met.

Chemin Kilmar*

Grenville-sur-la-Rouge
(Laurentides)

  • Cost of full reconstruction estimated at $20 million in 2015
  • Reconstruction of road bed on problematic stretches and spreading of gravel estimated at $4.5 million in 2017
  • Awaiting agreement with the MTQ, financial participation essential
  • Responsibility: Municipality
  • Investment needed: $1 million (short term)

 

 

Chemin Newton

Mascouche
(Lanaudière)

  • Renewal of asphalt surface in summer 2017 between Rue Trudel and Rue des Laurentides
  • Other phases planned up to 2026
  • Responsibility: Municipality
  • Total cost: $1.4 million (including work completed on a portion of Chemin Saint-Pierre)

 

 

Boulevard Gouin East*

Montreal
(Montreal)

  • More than 1,500 potholes filled in spring 2017 along Boulevard Gouin, from east to west
  • Renewal of asphalt surface in summer 2017 between Avenue Saint-Julien and Avenue L’Archevêque
  • Revitalization work to be planned over a 3-to-5-year horizon 
  • Responsibility: Municipality
  • Total cost: unavailable

 

 

Rue Principale

Sainte-Julie
(Montérégie)

  • Work included in the city’s action plan 
  • Awaiting a subsidy from the MTQ
  • Responsibility: Municipality
  • Investment needed: unavailable

 

 

Montée du Bois-Franc*

Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard
(Laurentides)

  • Road surface and culverts restored along a 700 m to 1 km stretch in fall 2017
  • Responsibility: Municipality
  • Total cost: $243,000

 

 

Avenue D'Estimauville

Quebec City 
(Capitale-Nationale)

  • Repaving between Boulevard Monseigneur-Gauthier and Rue Alexandra done in June 2017
  • Responsibility: Municipality
  • Total cost: $254,882.54

 

 

Chemin Saint–Thomas*

Sainte-Thècle
(Mauricie)

  • Repairs to a further stretch in fall 2017
  • Awaiting a subsidy from the MTQ (Financial participation essential)
  • Responsibility: Municipality
  • Investment needed: $100,000

 

 

Chemin Brunelle

Carignan
(Montérégie)

  • Spreading of stone in spring 2017
  • Two calls for tenders issued in summer 2017 (rejected). Resumption of the process in 2018
  • Further work planned for 2018
  • Responsibility: Municipality
  • Investment needed: unavailable

 

 

Traverse de Laval

Lac-Beauport
(Capitale-Nationale)

  • Renewal work planned for 2018
  • Awaiting a subsidy from the MTQ (financial participation essential)
  • Responsibility: Municipality
  • Investment needed: $1.5 million

 

 

Route du Portage

La Martre
(Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine)

  • Road surface caved in after passage of Hurricane Arthur in June 2014
  • Road considered non-existent by the municipality
  • Matter is currently before the courts 
  • Responsibility: Municipality
  • Investment needed: unavailable

 

 

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Worst Roads 2016

Worst Roads 2016: progress report after six months

During a four-week campaign in the spring of 2016 that attracted nearly 14,000 votes, Quebec road users made their voices heard! Mindful of ensuring the quality of our road infrastructure, CAA-Quebec conducted follow-ups with the authorities concerned. Find out whether, six months later, the roads chosen as the worst in the province have been improved.

Route de Marcil

Port-Daniel–Gascons
(Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine)

  • Spreading of gravel and grading on several occasions
  • Major work planned between 2017 and 2020
  • Responsibility: municipality
  • Total cost: unavailable

Montée du Bois-Franc

Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard
(Laurentides)

  • Report drawn up on the condition of the road
  • Identification of problematic sections and call for tenders to come
  • Work scheduled for spring and summer 2017
  • Responsibility: municipality
  • Total cost: unavailable

Rue Day

Paspébiac
(Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine)

  • Awaiting response
  • Responsibility: municipality
  • Total cost: unavailable

Rang Saint-Michel

Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage
(Chaudière-Appalaches)

  • Renewal of 0.8 km stretch in 2015
  • Repairs to 1.2 km in 2016
  • Paving of road in 2017
  • Responsibility: municipality
  • Total cost: $900,000

Chemin Ville-Marie

Lévis
(Chaudière-Appalaches)

  • Renewal of various sections in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Responsibility: municipality
  • Total cost: $400,000

Boulevard Gouin Est

Montreal
(Montreal)

  • Renewal of road surface, some sections, in 2016
  • Other work during the coming years
  • Major revitalization project within a 3- to 5-year timeframe
  • Responsibility: municipality
  • Total cost: unavailable

Route Fraser

Beauceville
(Chaudière-Appalaches)

  • Renewal of 4.5 km stretch in 2016
  • Financial assistance request submitted for work on another section
  • Responsibility: municipality
  • Total cost: $900,000 to date

Route de la Baie-James

Eeyou Istchee Baie-James
(Nord-du-Québec)

  • Renewal of a section in 2015
  • Renewal of a further section in 2016
  • Replacement of about 60 culverts in 2016
  • Responsibility: shared between municipality and provincial government
  • Total cost: $10.3 million to date

Chemin Kilmar

Grenville-sur-la-Rouge
(Laurentides)

  • Reconstruction of various sections in 2015
  • Full renewal planned
  • Responsibility: municipality
  • Total cost: $2.9 million to date

Chemin Saint-Thomas

Sainte-Thècle
(Mauricie)

  • Renewal of a section in 2015
  • Repairs to a further section in 2016
  • Responsibility: municipality
  • Total cost: $105,000

*Note that Chemin Kilmar appears on the list for the second year in a row. Although major work was done on various stretches of the road in 2015, other sections are in need of extensive repairs.

Worst Roads 2015

CAA-Quebec looks back at the Worst Roads of 2015

The 2015 edition of Worst Roads asked all users who help fund the road network to let their voices be heard. With the launch of the 2016 offensive just around the corner, CAA-Quebec took stock of the situation with the authorities concerned.
Improvements to roadways? Investments planned? Status quo?

Here they are!

Traverse de Laval

Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval et Lac-Beauport
(Capitale-Nationale)

  • Elected officials are debating the issue
  • Jurisdiction : Municipal
  • Total investment: nil

Boulevard Laure

Sept-Îles
(Côte-Nord)

  • Major repair work in summer 2015
  • Synchronization of traffic lights
  • Jurisdiction : Provincial
  • Total investment: $1.2 M

Ch. du Lac-Bécancour

Thetford Mines
(Chaudière-Appalaches)

  • Major reconstruction over 2 km in 2015
  • Repair of a .5-km stretch in 2016
  • Jurisdiction : Municipal
  • Total investment: $400,000

Chemin Kilmar

Grenville-sur-la-Rouge
(Laurentides)

  • 2 curves redesigned and rebuilt
  • Other work under study
  • Jurisdiction : Municipal
  • Total investment: $2.9 M

Route 389

Fermont
(Côte-Nord)

  • Several sections under study
  • Jurisdiction : Provincial
  • Total investment: $468 M

8e Rang

Saint-Nérée-de-Bellechasse
(Chaudière-Appalaches)

  • Repair work over 5 km
  • Jurisdiction : Municipal
  • Total investment: $1.3 M

Boulevard Henri-Bourassa

Quebec City
(Capitale-Nationale)

  • Repair and maintenance of 3 sections
  • Upgrade of traffic lights
  • Jurisdiction : Municipal
  • Total investment: $3.6 M

Chemin de la Rivière-Châteauguay

Ormstown
(Montérégie)

  • Awaiting reply
  • Jurisdiction : Municipal
  • Total investment: unavailable

Rue du Panache

Orford
(Estrie)

  • Maintenance of gravel road
  • Study for paving 90 km
  • Jurisdiction : Municipal
  • Total investment: unavailable

Avenue Papineau

Montreal
(Montréal)

  • Work completed between Sherbrooke and Ontario streets
  • Work planned in 2016 and 2017 for 3 other sections
  • Jurisdiction : Municipal
  • Total investment: work in progress, more information coming soon.

Rue de la Savane

Montreal
(Montréal)

  • Road reconstruction planned for 2016
  • Jurisdiction : Municipal
  • Total investment: work in progress, more information coming soon.

Route 105

Chelsea
(Outaouais)

  • Repair work over 5 km in fall of 2015
  • Other work planned for spring of 2016
  • Jurisdiction : Provincial
  • Total investment: work in progress, more information coming soon.