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Crews working to fill a pothole.

Unfortunately potholes are common to Strathcona County due to the freeze and thaw weather patterns experienced in the winter.

Potholes are fixed in a priority order where roads with higher speed limits and traffic volume are repaired first, then collector and residential streets.

How potholes are formed

Illustration with text: Water seeps into the pavement and ground below. Water freezes and expands causing the pavement and ground to shift. Ground thaws and a cavity forms between the pavement and ground.Unsupported pavement crumbles under traffic weight

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Last updated: Thursday, October 28, 2021
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