Mayor Tory announces pothole repair blitz for Toronto roads

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January 19, 2018

Mayor Tory announces pothole repair blitz for Toronto roads

Following the recent period of freeze/thaw weather, there has been a surge of potholes in Toronto. The City of Toronto is responding by placing road repair crews on extended hours on Thursday and Friday, and will launch a pothole repair blitz on Saturday. Mayor John Tory made this announcement at the Eastern Yard this morning.

On a typical day, 25 crews are out repairing potholes, but during the blitz, 55 crews will work on filling potholes across the city, including on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. Motorists are advised to expect minor delays and to give crews space while this work is conducted.

"Potholes are a nuisance when driving and biking, and can damage tires. Winter takes a toll on our roads, especially when we experience extreme swings in temperatures like we've experienced lately," said Mayor John Tory. "Our crews will take advantage of the break from the snow to focus on filling as many potholes as they can to help keep our roads in good condition."

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