Regina roads are seeing a growing number of potholes, forcing crews to be out to repair them.
Crews are using a cold asphalt mixture to temporarily fix the road hazards until the asphalt plant opens up in May.
The City`s Norman Kyle says residents could be waiting until deep into the summer for roads to be fixed on their residential streets.
“Usually it’s a little slower in the summer months, and it’s usually not until June or July that we’re actually getting into the residential areas just because of the number of high-speed roads to get to,” Kyle says. “With the water breask, we expect to be patching for a good portion of the summer.”
Kyle says conditions need to improve before crews begin the bulk of their work.
“Before our work can really get underway, we need to have those overnight temperatures above zero (degrees). Then we can start on the spring sweep and the patching in real earnest.”
Kyle also adds that with the dry winter, streets have cracked more than in past years, causing more potholes on Regina`s streets.