Weather permitting, City of Toronto crews will hold a weekend-long pothole repair blitz this Saturday and Sunday to keep Toronto’s expressways, major roads and neighbourhood streets in a state of good repair.
Around 40 crews (approximately 100 staff) will work a 12-hour shift, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday to repair as many potholes as possible.
Residents driving or cycling this weekend are advised to expect minor delays around pothole crews. The public is asked to be safe by respecting work zones and giving crews space while they make repairs.
Crews have repaired approximately 70,000 potholes since January 1. Pothole repair crews are made up of the same City staff who handle road maintenance, snow clearing, street sweeping and other roadway safety work.
Potholes can normally be repaired within four days of crews being made aware through proactive patrols and 311 service requests from residents. When there are large numbers of potholes to be repaired, they are triaged based on size and repairs are prioritized on major roads first.
The City has a comprehensive pothole repair program and has budgeted approximately $4.4 million in 2022 to fix potholes on roads and bikeways. Each pothole costs approximately $25 to repair.
More information about how the City manages potholes is available at toronto.ca/potholes.
Members of the public can report potholes to 311 via the 311 Toronto mobile app, online at toronto.ca/311 or by calling 311.
“We’re back at it again this weekend because we know how frustrating potholes are for people in our city whether you’re cycling, driving, walking or taking transit. I want to thank all of our hardworking City staff who will be doing this important work from sunrise to sundown to repair as many potholes as possible and to keep our road network safe and smooth.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Our pothole-filling efforts will bring our roads back in shape as the weather warms up. The public is advised to use caution when driving or cycling near work zones this weekend and to contact 311 to report potholes.”
– Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee
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