‘It makes no sense’: Montreal driver fuming over potholes in Lachine

Lachine pot holes on 43e Avenue, under Côte-de-Liesse overpass.

One Montreal motorist is fuming over potholes along 43rd Avenue in Lachine, under the Côte-de-Liesse overpass.

Despite reporting the pervasive pot holes to the borough on several occasions, Gary Machado said he is furious nothing is being done.

“I just can’t understand in 2018 that they have a full system set in place for Lachine to submit (reports) by email and they still obviously can’t address the problem.”

The Vaudreuil-Dorion resident uses that section several times a day on his way to and back from work.

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He filed a first report on Feb.28 by calling 311, when he was told the information would be sent to public works.

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Machado followed up with an email a few weeks later after two of his co-workers got flat tires.

“One had a flat tire right away and one had rim damage that caused a flat tire a few minutes later,” Machado told Global News.

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Machado works for an aviation company in Dorval and has noticed that the state of the roads in that city is much better.

“Dorval even during winter time like I saw them weekly putting fresh pavement on pot holes,” he said.

“But Lachine just kept on ignoring it like crazy, it makes no sense.”

Thursday, Lachine officials told Global News it will deploy teams to fix the roads next week, stating it “had to wait for the spring thaw for more effective repairs.”

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