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Early start to pothole repairs

February 25, 2019 –

As the City works around the clock to patch potholes, it reminds residents the patches made in the winter are a temporary fix. Once asphalt plants open in late spring the hot mix asphalt will provide a more effective repair to address this winter's extensive road damage.

"Commuters are advised to slow down as we continue to patch the roads," says Bill Linnen, director of public works. "We've had an early start to pothole season because of the constantly changing temperatures that creates the freeze/thaw cycle."

Winters in Canada create potholes. When temperatures rise, water from thawed snow seeps into small cracks on roads and then expands when it freezes again causing cracks to grow. 

Report a Pothole

Residents may report pothole locations to the City's Customer Service Centre at 613-546-0000 or contactus@cityofkingston.ca. Reporting potholes allows the City to efficiently plan and target its efforts.

See www.CityofKingston.ca/potholes for more information.