City Launches Citywide Pothole Blitz

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The City of Brandon has shifted into high gear to tackle the persistent pothole problem plaguing our streets. In a concerted effort with various City departments, the City of Brandon Streets & Roads Section is set to efficiently combat the pothole issue.

Three dedicated teams will work 12-hour shifts to dry out potholes before filling them with a durable asphalt mixture. Now that the asphalt plant is operational for the season, our crews will have access to a more durable asphalt mix, replacing the temporary winter mix we used during the spring thaw.  Our local plant is committed to supplying ample materials each day to ensure our teams are equipped with the resources for this blitz.

Weather dependent, City crews will be actively repairing roads in 12-hour shifts starting Thursday, May 9th to Saturday, May 11th. If potholes are not all filled by Saturday, crews will resume next week in between spring street sweeping.

The City of Brandon advises all motorists not to swerve to avoid a pothole. Instead, please reduce your speed when approaching a pothole, but avoid braking when driving over it as this can cause more damage.

“Potholes are a source of considerable annoyance, and we are dedicated to rectifying road conditions for the benefit of our community,” said Pam Richardson, Director of Public Works. “With this targeted strategy, we are devoted to maintaining safe and navigable streets.”

Problem potholes can be reported online at brandon.ca/report-an-issue or via the 24-hour Pothole Hotline at 204-729-2200. We encourage residents to use the online report form for reporting potholes, as our crews are equipped to receive these notifications while on duty. 

For further information on our pothole repair efforts, visit brandon.ca/potholes.