TORONTO, Ont. – In the first week of the pothole blitz, 40 crews fixed more than 24,000 potholes.
Crews will continue repairs over the next few weeks, the city said.
“At this time of year, it’s a perfect time for our crews to get a jump on tackling potholes to make our roads safer and more comfortable for everyone,” Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong, chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, said in a statement.
The city has repaired an average of 200,000 potholes a year over the past three years and spends about $4 million a year to fix potholes.
Residents can report potholes online.
The city asks that residents provide the exact location of the pothole (closest streets or street address) and where on the roadway the pothole is (e.g. in the eastbound centre lane) and the estimated size of the pothole.
The city said potholes are usually repaired within five days.