CITY OF TORONTO CREWS SET TO FILL THOUSANDS OF POTHOLES DURING FIRST WEEKEND OF MAY

Apr 30, 2021

By Jane Brown

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It’s that time of year!

City of Toronto crews will be out filling potholes through the weekend.

Mayor John Tory said on Friday, already some 30,000 potholes have been filled this Spring.“And we’re going to have 62 people out doing this over the weekend. I think there’s about a dozen crews and they’ll be out in a 12 hour shift, so this is a job that just has to get done. It costs $25 by the way to repair every one of those but I think people would say it’s worth it,” Mayor Tory explained.

The mayor says it’s a prime example of your tax dollars at work, and something because of our climate, that we have to do every year.

Pothole repair blitz crews are made up of the same City of Toronto staff who handle general roadway maintenance and safety work, as well as spring clean-up efforts.

Potholes can be repaired normally within four days of crews being made aware, through both proactive patrols and via 311 service requests from residents. When there are large numbers of potholes to be repaired, they are triaged based on size; repairs are prioritized on major roads first.

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