Thank you, Alberta, for your submissions to our inaugural “Nominate Alberta’s Worst Road” photo contest.
We received nominations from across the province ranging from gravel roads to major highways – with a wide range of concerns that speak to safety and access.
Alberta has a responsibility to ensure high-quality, well-maintained roads are a priority in small towns, big cities, and all the places in between.
The #AlbertaFixOurRoads initiative raises awareness about the value of highway infrastructure, the challenges to planning, building and maintaining a better network, and solutions ARHCA has to make life better for Albertans, on and off the road.
Last year’s campaign asked Albertans what they thought about our roads, and to nominate the worst road in the province.
Stay tuned for the 2022 campaign, coming soon to FixOurRoads.com
Survey Results: Albertans value highways
In May 2021, ARHCA commissioned public opinion research polling to gain more insight on their concerns regarding road and transportation infrastructure.
These results show that Albertans support advocacy efforts to create a more transparent, sustainable long-term infrastructure planning process to fix our roads.
We tested three statements with a representative sample of 661 Albertans across the province.
- Do you think the quality of our highways and city roads is getting better or getting worse?
- I believe that governments can help the economy grow by investing in roads and transportation.
- I believe governments are planning and managing road budgets better than in the past.
The results indicate that province-wide, 43% of Albertans think roads are getting moderately or much worse.
65% of Albertans think governments at all levels are not managing road budgets as well as in the past.
Calgarians are happier than Edmontonians about the state of roads, and rural Albertans are the most displeased.
Province-wide, across every demographic, 75% of people agree that investing in roads and transportation can help the economy grow.
In general, the survey shows that Albertans expect governments to do a better job building and maintaining roads, and they see infrastructure as a smart investment in the future of our province and our economy.
The 2021 Fix Our Roads campaign asked Albertans to nominate the province’s worst road.
We received nominations from across the province ranging from gravel roads to major highways with a wide range of concerns that speak to safety and access.
Here are a few of the top photos that came in.