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How many potholes did you drive/bike over today?

Toronto’s roads look like Swiss cheese these days. It seems like the city is in a losing battle with the war on potholes. Between freeze-thaw cycles, increased road traffic, and the salt applications it is no wonder the streets of Toronto are falling apart.

Facts on Potholes in Toronto

  • It costs about $25 to repair each pothole
  • In 2008 the city repaired 275,000 potholes
  • The city spends about $6 million per year to remedy the issue
  • Already this year the city has fixed more than 110,000 potholes; at this time last year that number was just under 70,000. What this means is the city might be forced to repair more than 390,000 potholes this year; almost $10 million dollars worth of potholes! Yikes.

    Maintaining the roads of Toronto is expensive. With the number of potholes on the rise is there a better solution to just putting a ‘Band-Aid’ over the pothole?

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    Comment from David
    Time April 17, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    normally i would say “concrete roads” but i just got back from Winnipeg, and its 100 times worse there…. i dont know if they arent keeping on top of repairs… or pot holes just get bigger on concrete roads, but it was really bad out there.

    Pingback from sasha on the street » The Crumbling Streets of Toronto
    Time May 26, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    […] a bicycle you’ll notice the new cracks and potholes of the streets. Back in April I wrote a blog on the increasing number of potholes in the city, why they happen and the cost the city must bear […]