At the start of May, CAA released their annual list of Saskatchewan’s worst and most unsafe roads for travelers.  

Two roads in Moose Jaw made the list with the 4th Avenue Viaduct in 7th place and 9th Avenue SW in 10th place for the second time.   

Two roads in Moose Jaw make CAA's list of top 10 worst roads in Saskatchewan

CAA has released its annual top 10 list of the worst and most unsafe roads in Saskatchewan. 

Residents across the province who are transit users, pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists have nom...

City Manager Jim Puffalt says the city isn’t surprised and isn't happy about being on the list.  

“We work very hard. We’ve done (work on) just about 20 kilometers of roads over the past 6 years to get away from those types of roads,” he says.  

According to Puffalt, the city is limited to what kind of work they can do on the 4th Avenue Viaduct bridge. 

“There are issues there with how much equipment we can put on (the bridge). So, we do what we can with that bridge and that road but what it comes down to is that we have to replace it and that’s where we’re working hard to keep it as useful as possible but we’re working to get it replaced,” says Puffalt.  

He added that crews have installed a catcher beam to the bridge this year to keep it safe for travel.  

Puffalt also addressed 9th Avenue SW. He says that the city has experienced some back-and-forth with the Department of Highways on who’s responsible for the road.  

“It’s actually the Department of Highways' responsibility. It was part of the Urban Connection Program. Under that program, those roads were supposed to be returned to the city in refurbished condition and that’s not happened. There are a number of issues with that area so we’ve worked really closely with the Department of Highways to fix that road... We think we’ll have a result on that one fairly quickly,” says Puffalt.  

The city council is currently looking into grant applications or cost-sharing opportunities to help make these road repair projects more affordable for the city.  

 

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