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City Ramping Up Pothole Patching Efforts

March 12, 2012 1:55 PM | News

The City of Winnipeg is waging a war on potholes across the city and have increased their efforts in filling the burdens to vehicle owners everywhere.

Five pothole patching machines (Roadpatchers) were added to the four hand-asphalting crews already at work on Monday to help in the battle, which crews have been fighting since mid-February. The city says the majority of their focus will be on main routes, bus routes, and collector streets.

“We are increasing our pothole patching resources to make repairs as quickly as possible to improve roadway conditions,” said Ken Boyd, manager of the Streets Maintenance Division.

“At this time of year when we are experiencing numerous freeze/thaw cycles and potholes are starting to appear on city streets, it is important to remember that the number of potholes is directly related to the weather we receive. Although the situation appears to be favourable at this time due to a dryer than usual fall and winter, the situation can potentially change if the weather becomes unfavourable.”

Road conditions are being monitored by Public Works, including curb lanes where water and runoff may accumulate.

To report a pothole, call 311 or visit Winnipeg.ca.