THUNDER BAY – Potholes are hard on vehicles and can be hard on ankles. In Thunder Bay our weather contributes to the deterioration of our roads with a constant need to fix roadways.
On Tuesday this pothole on Brodie Street South was reported to Roads Division Manager Brad Adams.
Potholes worsen quickly without prompt action, so timely reporting reduces the expense of road maintenance. March weather conditions favour the development of potholes, which form when the freeze/thaw cycle of seeping water creates voids under the road surface, leading to crumbling pavement and the eventual formation of a hole. Maintenance crews are constantly on the lookout for potholes, but the City welcomes citizen input as well.
Thunder Bay’s slow arrival of spring this year has made the roads more open to potholes.
If the pothole is on a city street, the Roads Division wants to hear from you. The new online pothole reporting tool allows citizens to input the location of both potholes and raised manhole covers. A photo can also be included in the report. The easy to use, new reporting tool can be accessed on the City’s website at www.thunderbay.ca/pothole. As always, the Roads Division also welcomes input regarding needed road repairs at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 625-2195 (24 hours a day).
Roads Manager Brad Adams shared that the pothole would be fixed. The city workers out fixing the pothole this morning commented that they have a lot of work to do, and are working hard to get the job done.