Pothole repair work to begin when weather clears

Harry Sullivan
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Deadline looming for removal of studded tires

TRURO – Provincial highway crews will be out fixing potholes with hot asphalt as soon as the weather permits, a department spokesperson said.

“The hot mix is available now in your area and then they’re just waiting for a turn in the weather and they are good to go,” said Sue McKeage.

Highway crews had been filling potholes with a temporary patch called cold mix until the asphalts plants opened for the season to provide longer-lasting hot-mix.

"Work has already started, but keeping ahead of potholes is a big challenge this year in light of our severe winter," department minister Geoff MacLellan said, in a news release.

"Drivers should slow down in rough areas and avoid swerving out of their lane to avoid potholes,” he added. “Sudden moves like that can put lives in danger."

Anyone who wants to report a pothole problem is asked to call toll free to 1-888-432-3233, which will connects callers to the nearest Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal base.

Motorists are also reminded that the deadline to remove studded tires from their vehicles is April 30.

hsullivan@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @tdnharry

 

 

 

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