Pothole Fixes Ramping Up
Bent rims, flat tires and torn up suspension.
Those are all joys caused by potholes.
And yes, there are more of them this year than last.
Director of Toronto Transportation Services, Peter Noehammer says they are noticing them as well, and trying to fix them as they're found.
But he admits they've been busy with the snow the past few weeks, especially with this most recent storm.
But Noehammer says they will start ramping up efforts in the war against potholes, starting on Monday.
He says they haven't been caused by the storms, but because of the recent swings in temperatures. Most of the time when the frost starts going out of the ground, that's when potholes start forming.
During the last three years, the City of Toronto has repaired an average of 200,000 potholes per year. The City spends approximately $4 million per year to fix potholes.
If you spot a particularly bad stretch, you can report it by calling 3-1-1, but Noehammer says be specific with where the pothole is, and it's location on the roadway. That way, crews would find it much easier.