CAA Manitoba is looking for a few good road rats.
The auto club’s first-ever Worst Roads campaign lets Manitobans vote for their least favourite road or highway.
Since voting began Tuesday at 9 a.m., 865 verified votes have been cast.
St. James Street is winning with more than 120 votes, most over potholes.
Rounding out the top five: Marion Street, Kenaston Boulevard, McGillivray Boulevard and Molson Street.
When the campaign is over, CAA will deliver the results to municipal governments with jurisdictions that include the rotten roads.
“The main point of the whole campaign … is to bring this issue that affects every single one of us, every single day, to the fore,” said Liz Peters, public and government affairs manager at CAA.
“We really want people to be thinking about this … input the road that they think is having the worst problems.”
Voting is open to everyone, and it’s not just relevant to drivers.
Pedestrian-cycling safety is one category people can point out when choosing their most pathetic pavement.
Bad signage, disrepair, traffic-light timing and congestion are other categories.
Each voter is entered into a weekly draw for a free oil change, and has a chance at a $500 car-care package after voting ends on April 24.
Vote at caamanitoba.com/worstroads or go to CAA’s Empress Street office for a paper ballot.