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Posted on: April 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Pothole repairs update for the week of April 12th

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As of April 8th, 2021, the crew has started pothole maintenance work on Main Street and is currently targeting to complete all instant patching work by end of April 16th, 2021. Along with work on Main Street, the crew is also working to address potholes that may be of safety concern in different locations of the town.

During the construction season, dedicated crews systematically inspect, assess and repair town roads on a priority basis. 

In the spring, as potholes become a prevalent issue, patching of roadways becomes high priority activity. Public works crews are deployed to use an “instant patch” type of product to complete the repairs. Crews concentrate on locations most in need of repair to make travel safe and trouble-free for motorists.

Once the weather and temperature allow, innovative solutions are applied to continue the maintenance of our roads. For example, the spray patching machine and the infrared patching unit are further utilized to aid in the maintenance of our roads. 

Infrared Patching- The infrared process is used for smaller repairs of potholes. In order to create a smoother longer patch, the asphalt is heated up, and a small amount of new material is then added, raked in, and compacted. This process allows it to be driven on immediately.

Spray Patching- Spray patching is a method of road maintenance that involves the mechanical introduction of an asphalt emulsion and gravel mixture to the roadway to seal the damaged areas and rejuvenate the pavement surface. This process can be deployed in most neighborhood roads without the need for any road closures.

Even though spray patching and infrared patching are highly efficient and fast methods, several safety precautions are followed when performing this type of work. Operators are required to follow safe work procedures that meet the required Health and Safety regulations.

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