February 22, 2019 1:47 pm
Updated: February 22, 2019 8:41 pm

Toronto launches first ‘pothole blitz’ of 2019

So far this year, more than 13,000 potholes have been filled with a plan to patch up to 4,000 more over the weekend.

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The city of Toronto has announced the start of its seasonal plan to clean up the worst potholes around town.

The annual pothole blitz will begin Saturday.

City staff held a press conference Friday afternoon, demonstrating the process used to fill the craters.

“We concentrate on our main arterial roadways and expressways tomorrow but we will be out servicing most… all of our roads that require work (have) potholes,” said Superintendent of Road Operations, Mark Mills.

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Typically 25 crew are sent out, but that number will double for the blitz with 50 teams expected to fix as many holes as possible over a 12-hour period.

In 2019, the city budgeted about $182 million for road repairs and maintenance, which includes up to $5 million allotted to potholes.

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So far this year, more than 13,000 potholes have been filled with a plan to patch up to 4,000 more over the weekend.

“This will be the first blitz of probably many over the next couple of weeks,” said Mills.

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