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City's worst roads snarled in red tape

The city says its hands are tied when it comes to fixing the three Toronto roads named last year among the province's worst.

Launching this year's worst-roads campaign, the Municipal Roads Coalition, led by the Ontario Road Builders Association and the Canadian Automobile Association, said the city had done nothing to improve Steeles Avenue West, Dufferin Street and St. Clair Avenue West. Manager of transportation services Joe Condarcuri said the city and York Region are discussing how to pay for work on Steeles. On Dufferin, the city and CN Rail must first eliminate the jog at Queen. And on St. Clair, road work has been delayed by a fight over dedicated streetcar lanes.

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Jeff Gray is The Globe and Mail’s Toronto City Hall reporter. He has worked at The Globe since 1998. He spent six years as the law reporter in The Globe’s Report on Business, covering Bay Street law firms and writing about fraud, insider trading and corporate tax avoidance. More

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