Pothole repair blitz takes place in Toronto on Saturday

Teams from the city of Toronto will be on site from Saturday to level the roads while causing nuisance to drivers.

It’s their first pothole repair blitz of the fall.

The city says they will start at 6 a.m. on Saturday and fill in gaps on main roads, neighborhood streets and highways.

The one-day blitz will see around 29 teams working 12 hours to complete the job effectively. Three previous blitzes in the spring have seen more than 13,000 craters fill.

“Traffic volumes are returning to normal levels as more and more people are safely returning to businesses and schools are back for classroom learning,” said Mayor John Tory.

People who drive and those who cycle should expect delays. The city says if you run into one of the crews on your ride tomorrow, give them some space.

“It is important that City crews continue to work proactively to keep roads safe and free of potholes. I encourage drivers to travel cautiously near work areas and leave space for workers to keep everyone safe, ”Tory added.

The City has what it calls a “Comprehensive Pothole Repair Program” and has budgeted around $ 4.7 million in 2021 to repair potholes on the streets, including included in the cycle paths.

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