The Towns and Cities
of Northern Ontario
Greater Sudbury Ontario - Rainbow Country
The Roads in the City of
Greater Sudbury Ontario
has 5 of the 20 Worst Roads in Ontario!
(with less than 1% of Ontario's population, Sudbury
claims 25% of the worst roads in the province!)
Paris Street in the City of
Sudbury ranks number 2 in Province!
Sudbury had a hard time picking the worst of its bad roads and four
of them made the 2004 list of Ontario's Worst Municipal Roads. In
the end Paris Street came out on top as the target for local
Citizens complain of years of
constant traffic disruption for piecemeal maintenance that never
gets the job done. Sections of road are continually dug up to work
on watermains and the pavement is replaced in patches.
Voter's Comments on Sudbury's Roads
"I honestly changed my mind to move
to Sudbury after driving around the city. There's no lane markings,
uneven road, lots of potholes, patched up everywhere, dips, bumps,
etc. Worst road ever! After a short trip to Sudbury, I am taking the
job in Midland!"
"Full of potholes, bumps, patches
and, best of all, closed lanes due to never ending construction. I
think the provincial or municipal governments should subsidize the
replacement costs for struts on vehicles because in Sudbury struts
don't last very long!"
"One continuous bump. The places
where they patched are as bad or worse than the original. Thanks to
our fine Regional and City governments over the last number of years
bragging about not having a tax increase, our infrastructure has
gone from being a great place to live to being another bump on the
road! This highway is part of the Trans-Canada Highway. Poor
"Potholes, rough sections - like a
mining road only in the city. Worst roads for your suspension."
"There is not enough road to avoid
the craters . No matter where you go a pot-hole is there to greet
"I've worked and lived all over North
America. Sudbury Ontario has the worst roads I've ever had to use."
"Ever since the city took over this
portion of roadway from the province some years ago it has
completely deteriorated so that it really is unsafe to travel at the
posted speed without losing lateral control of the car. Recent
attempts to put a quick patch on the shifting road bed are a joke
and an insult to those of us that pay taxes."
"The cityscape on the boulevard is
badly blighted by the 60 plus municipal hydro poles that are 60 feet
in length. Each has a companion service pole to carry large bunches
of service loops (hydro, telephone, TV) across the street. This
elderly poleline is now showing its age and the combination of
poles, heaving sidewalks and unenforced bylaws makes for a real
eyesore. The boulevard was voted the worst street eyesore in a
recent city-wide competition. Where's the political will from the
three levels of government to invest in our national capital
"Maintenance is poor, summer and winter. We used to have decent
maintenance, until the Regional and then the Greater City of Sudbury
took over these roads."
"It is definitely one of the worst
roads that I drive on regularly. It has been patched and doubly
patched causing the road to be very bumpy and unpleasant to drive