Brandon, MB – The onset of spring weather means the City of Brandon Streets & Roads Section’s attention has turned to patching the potholes popping up on City roadways.
Multiple Streets and Roads crew are now out on a daily basis, patching early-season potholes with a temporary winter asphalt and tar mixture. Motorists are urged to drive with care and caution around crews as they conduct this work on City streets through the season. Once more consistently warmer temperatures arrive, crews can begin using the City of Brandon’s in-house asphalt reclaimer and asphalt pre-mix heater to patch potholes more permanently with hot mix. Later in the spring, the Public Works Department will be able to secure a commercial supply of hot mix asphalt.
Motorists are encouraged to help crews out where possible and report problem potholes by calling the City of Brandon’s 24-hour Pothole Hotline at 204-729-2200. While the phone line is monitored for issues to be addressed, calls are not returned. Residents can also alert Street & Roads staff to problem potholes by submitting an online report on the City’s website by following this link: http://www.brandon.ca/report-an-issue.
The City of Brandon reminds its residents that Victoria Avenue west of First Street, Richmond Avenue east of 18th Street, all of First Street (including the bridge), and all of 18th Street (including the bridges), are under the jurisdiction of the Province of Manitoba and, therefore, do not fall within the City of Brandon’s pothole patching program. Residents wishing to report a pothole or unsafe driving condition on a Provincial roadway can call 1-866-MANITOBA (1-866-626-4862).
Residents should also note that the City of Brandon’s pothole patching program does not apply to the aprons (sloped approaches) leading into private driveways, nor does it apply to the accesses/approaches or parking lots of private businesses.
The City of Brandon appreciates the public’s cooperation in reporting all potholes and doing their part in keeping our roads safer.
(City of Brandon PSA)