Toronto, May 2 (Canadian-Media): Toronto Mayor John Tory and Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb announced this morning that the City of Toronto would be spending the next few weeks focused on filling potholes, media reports said.
“Now that we won’t see the weather dip below the freezing mark and now that our spring clean-up is done, it’s time we focus on getting every pothole in the city filled as soon as possible,” said Mayor Tory. “I want the residents of Toronto to know that the City is on top of it.”
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25 to 30 crews on the roads from 6AM-6PM Mondays to Fridays would be employed by the city to fill potholes for the month of May
The City reportedly aims to repair potholes within four days of receiving a complaint.
Road users and business owners can help by reporting potholes when they see them.
You can report online at https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/streets-parking-transportation/road-maintenance/potholes/ or by calling or emailing 311 or by using the 311 app available online.
Creation of potholes is the result of water penetrating the top layer of asphalt through cracks in the road.
With the freezing of the moistureand its subsequent expansion, sections of the pavement are forced up.
The pavements are broken by the weight of vehicles going over this section of road and the asphalt is forced out.
The City has repaired, over the past three years, an average of 210,500 potholes annually.
So far this year, the City has repaired 133,852 potholes, 96,222 potholes were repaired between Jan. 1 and April 30 last year.
With its comprehensive road maintenance program, the City spends approximately $171 million annually on road repairs, rehabilitation and maintenance work, including between $4 million and $5 million to fix potholes.