WINNIPEG – The City has released its annual list detailing the conditions of Winnipeg’s roads.
They’re classified as new, good, fair or poor with a handful of gravel roads that aren’t rated.
Out of nearly 9800 streets assessed in 2016, over half of them are in good condition and about one fifth of them are in fair condition.
There was a significant jump in new roads in Winnipeg with over 1000 of them in 2016 compared to just over 700 in 2015.
Although the number of streets in bad shape did decrease slightly, there are still large sections of major roads that need attention.
Elsewhere in the city, large sections of Taylor Avenue are in poor condition, much of St. Matthews Avenue is in bad shape and despite all the construction, sections of Sherbrook Street still need work.
Several parts of St. Mary’s and St. Anne’s, especially in the southern area of Winnipeg also need upgrades.
Roads in older neighbourhoods need work as well including most of Smith Street, York Avenue and St. Mary Avenue downtown along with almost all of Valour Road and parts of Stafford Street in Cresentwood.