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460 pothole complaints this year so far

Motorists swerve to miss a massive pothole that developed on Maryland Street at Sara Avenue last week.

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Motorists swerve to miss a massive pothole that developed on Maryland Street at Sara Avenue last week.

The number of potholes on Winnipeg streets is bound to increase with every freeze-thaw cycle that occurs late in the winter.

The City of Winnipeg has received 460 complaints about potholes since the beginning of the year, including 100 over the past week alone, said Jim Berezowsky, the city’s street-maintenance manager.

More potholes – and more complaints – are bound to emerge as the ground thaws. Right now, the city has 10 to 12 pothole-patching crews shovelling cold-mix asphalt into problem holes, Berezowsky said.

Once the weather warms, the city will use pothole-patching machines to apply a mix of asphalt and stone into holes. Both the cold-mix asphalt shovelling and the pothole-patching machines are temporary fixes that can last as little as an hour or as long as a summer.

More permanent asphalt patches that can last up to three years will be applied when the winter is over for good, Berezowsky said.

The only permanent fix for potholes are properly maintained roads – concrete covered with asphalt.

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