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City Seeks Long Term Strategy for Roads

Pothole repairs on arterials

May 23, 2013

The City of Edmonton is bringing a long-term strategy for arterial road rehabilitation to Transportation Committee on Wednesday May 29, 2013.

Following on the City’s enhanced approach to pothole repairs on Edmonton roadways during spring 2013, the City is recommending a long term investment strategy for arterial road rehabilitation starting with the 2015-2018 capital budget cycle. Such an increased investment would allow the City to focus on:

  • Mill and overlay program for roads on which potholes are becoming an issue
  • Rehabilitation for roads where some sub-surface repairs and adjacent curb and walk repairs are required in addition to paving
  • Full reconstruction of roads that have reached the end of their life cycle

In the short term, at any given time there may be 20 crews working over 24-hour shifts filling potholes on Edmonton streets. To date the City has filled approximately 320,000 potholes in 2013 and expects to fill more than the annual average of approximately 450,000.

Citizens are encouraged to report potholes by calling 311 or using the City’s Report-a-Pothole program. Videos explaining the City’s approach to potholes and to arterial road rehabilitation are available on the City’s YouTube channel. Visit the Citizen Dashboard to follow the City’s monthly progress on filling potholes, and progress on other City services.

To view a summary of the City’s capital investments please see the Building a Great City document.


For more information:

Graeme McElheran

Transportation Services


780-218-3348 (Mobile)