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Toronto Is Fixing Tons Of Potholes Throughout The City & Here's What To Expect

They're already starting the repairs.

Toronto Associate Editor
Aerial view of downtown Toronto. Right: Tons of potholes on a road.

Aerial view of downtown Toronto. Right: Tons of potholes on a road.

Driving down a Toronto street shouldn't feel like you're going down an uneven gravel road in the middle of nowhere.

On Tuesday, April 12, the City of Toronto announced that about 100 staff are going to be working longer hours to fix as many potholes as possible before everyone hits the road for their Easter weekend celebrations.

"City crews are fixing potholes across the entire road network on expressways, major arterial streets, collectors and neighbourhood/local roads," the City's Transportation Services told Narcity via email.

While they didn't share where exactly these repairs are going to happen throughout the 6ix, Transportation Services said that anyone using the roads should expect some "minor delays" but that road closures won't be required to complete the repairs.

Torontonians can expect to see repair work taking place for 12 hours throughout the day starting bright and early at 6 a.m., though this also will largely depend on the weather (the city is set to get a taste of summer this week, although it looks like it will be shortlived).

Even though the City promises there won't be any major delays, they are still encouraging anyone who uses the road to pay attention while driving.

"People driving and cycling are advised to stay alert, slow down when approaching a work zone and give crews the time and space to do this important work safely," Transportation Services said.

Potholes are typically fixed within four days from the time they are reported, but according to the City, it really only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to fill them in and make the roads smooth again.

Anyone who sees a pothole in one of Toronto's streets can either call, tweet, or email 311, or go online and fill out a form.

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