Pothole Season Arrives Early
Prince George, B.C.- The mild weather has been revealing a fresh crop of potholes in the city of Prince George.
(at right, about 2 feet long and 4″ deep this beauty is catching some drivers off guard as they exit Foothills to Highland Drive.)
The mild weather started a thaw, freeze cycle that has allowed moisture to undermine pavement in various spots on municipal roads.
Water gets into cracks in the pavement, expands when it freezes, widening the crack and leaving it vulnerable to further damage from vehicles.
City Crews have been using the mobile hot patching unit to fill and repair the holes.
Some of the worst spots for potholes this week? Here are some of the spots 250News has discovered, but feel free to add to the list in the comments section, we know the streets division at City Hall will be reading this.
- Tyner Boulevard between Ospika and University Way.
- Foothills Boulevard at 15th Avenue
- 3rd Avenue West of Victoria.has to rank high on the list,
Last year, City crews repaired 14 thousand potholes.
Associated Public Works Director Gina Layte Liston says the good news is that crews aren’t seeing any potholes on recently paved stretches, just on routes that are on the list of roads needing rehabilitation.