From the Town of Gravenhurst:
As we make the transition from winter to spring, with periods of fluctuating temperatures, mixed precipitations, and melting conditions, potholes unfortunately are a typical seasonal occurrence.
In response, the Town with guidance from provincial legislation ensures our roadways are maintained in a good state of repair for all motorists as directed by the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways. Under this legislation public works crews regularly inspect and maintain over 364 centre-line kilometres of roadways, 84% of which are surface treated or asphalt roads, and within the past two weeks crews have applied more than 150 tonnes of cold mix to our roads patching potholes.
Motorists, residents, and business owners can report potholes to Gravenhurst Report It. Reporting potholes ensures that public works crews are aware of all areas of potential driving hazards and can make necessary repairs to safeguard Town and District roads for drivers and vehicles alike. All reported potholes are included in a maintenance list for repairs, with crews aiming to fix potholes promptly, pending weather and other factors. When there are large numbers of potholes to be repaired, they are triaged based on size, and prioritized by primary roadways first.
Members of the public are asked to drive according to road conditions and to be respectful of work zones to ensure safety of crews making the repairs.
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