Pewarta Nusantara – In an effort to ensure well-maintained roads, the City of Toronto will initiate a pothole repair blitz starting tomorrow.
The focus will be on repairing potholes on expressways, major roads, and neighborhood streets throughout the city.
Dedicated city crews will undertake a 12-hour shift from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., working diligently to address as many potholes as possible.
This upcoming pothole blitz marks the culmination of a week-long endeavor during which city crews extended their working hours to prioritize the repair of potholes.
The objective is to respond promptly to service requests and ensure safe and smooth roads for the spring and summer seasons.
Potholes form when water seeps into cracks in the road’s surface and freezes, causing sections of the pavement to rise. The weight of passing vehicles further damages the pavement, resulting in the displacement of asphalt.
Potholes tend to be more prevalent during spring, following the freeze-thaw cycles experienced in winter.
Motorists and cyclists are advised to anticipate minor delays around the areas where pothole repair crews are active. The public is urged to prioritize safety by respecting work zones and giving crews ample space to carry out their repairs.
The city has implemented a comprehensive program to address pothole repairs. The budget allocated by the City Council for pothole repairs in 2023 amounts to $4.6 million.
Dedicated crews responsible for the pothole repair blitz consist of the same skilled personnel who handle various tasks related to road maintenance, such as snow clearing, street sweeping, and general roadway safety work.
Efficient processes are in place to ensure timely repairs of potholes.
Typically, crews are able to address reported potholes within four days, either through proactive patrols or service requests from residents via the 311 system.
In cases where a large number of potholes require attention, a triage system based on their size is implemented, with repairs prioritized on major roads to ensure smoother and safer driving conditions.