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South Uniacke Road could be one of the worst roads in Atlantic Canada

South Uniacke Road in Mount Uniacke has been nominated for CAA’s Worst Roads in Atlantic Canada campaign, an online contest. Whether or not it ‘wins’ will be announced on April 23.
South Uniacke Road in Mount Uniacke has been nominated for CAA’s Worst Roads in Atlantic Canada campaign, an online contest. Whether or not it ‘wins’ will be announced on April 23. - Colin Chisholm
MOUNT UNIACKE, N.S. —

It’s that face you make when you drive over a pothole, hoping a hubcap doesn’t go flying off, or doing everything you can to miss a divet on the side of the road.

It’s hard not to get mad about the state of our road network, especially in the spring, when potholes are just waiting to swallow up your tires for a quick snack.

And people are sharing their frustration in CAA’s annual Worst Roads Campaign, voting on which one they think ‘wins’ as the worst road in Atlantic Canada.

South Uniacke Road is just one of those roads that have been nominated, and it’s not hard to see why.

Ainslie Erwood, who lives near South Uniacke road, said the condition of the road is in rough shape, but it’s also the drivers who ignore stop signs or drive too fast, that also makes it problematic.

“There’s a lot of dips and divets, I don’t drive it every day, but it is in rough shape,” she said. “People who drive on the road go way too fast, I don’t know what the speed limit is, but it’s bad.”

The road itself has no exit, and primarily has family homes along the winding route, with a bridge that goes over a picturesque creek. But that bridge comes with a bump before you make it to the other side.

The final 10 worst roads for 2019 is expected to be announced by CAA on April 23.

Julia Kent, media relations with CAA said they had a record number of votes for the online contest, which ran for three weeks, their 9th time running the campaign.

“Year over year, the 10 worst roads are repaired because we take the list and encourage the appropriate levels of government to repair them ASAP. It works!” Kent said. “It’s one of our most successful initiatives (and most popular, too).”

People love to complain about the state of the roads here it seems, it’s a right of passage.

TOP 10 worst roads of 2018, according to CAA 

1. New Brunswick 616 (Keswick Ridge, N.B.)

2. Pine Glen Road (Pine Glen, N.B.)

3. Brae Harbour Road (Coleman, P.E.)

4. Markland Road (Colinet, N.L.)

5. New Brunswick 101 (Hoyt, N.B.)

6. Orangedale Iona Road (Orangedale, N.S.)

7. Fraxville Road (New Ross, N.S.)

8. Université Avenue (Moncton, N.B.)

9. Mabou Mines Road (Mabou, N.S.)

10. Louisville Road (River John, N.S.)

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