Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pothole Repair Work: Coming to a street near you

The City of Calgary is asking residents to keep an eye out for potholes in their neighbourhoods.

Thanks to warm temperatures, City Road crews are able to continue doing pothole repairs this week. the City is asking for the public’s help to locate potholes on less-travelled streets and laneways.

To report a pothole, please call 3-1-1 or submit a Service Request form on Calgary.ca’s “Potholes Repair” page.

Repairing potholes is a major part of Roads' continual maintenance of Calgary's roadways.

In order to permanently fix potholes, dry pavement and warm weather conditions are needed. Pothole repair generally begins in April and goes throughout the summer months, but with the warm weather this winter, crews have been able to get a head start.

This week, City of Calgary Roads will also continue to focus on such spring-related activities as sweeping the streets, fence maintenance and picking up litter and debris from the roadways. Additionally, despite the warm weather, crews are still out clearing the white stuff from winter's wrath.

“We have also been responding to a lot of snow and ice-related Service Requests,” says Dean Bell, Roads Maintenance Manger. “Roads still ice up at night. We get about two or three dozen requests from the public every day asking us to come and put gravel or salt down slippery areas, such as hills or alleys, in the residential areas.”

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