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City confident in staying on top of pothole problems

As snow continues to melt around Grande Prairie, everyone’s least favourite spring surprises have come back into view. However, the City of Grande Prairie says it is more than ready to meet the challenge posed by the dreaded potholes.

“It’s over $1 million a year we spend on asphalt repair,” says City Transportation Manager Robert Carroll. “The pothole repair that we are doing right now is part of that.”

Carroll says the priority, as always, will remain with the most used roads and busiest thoroughfares. However, residents can at any time report a pothole using the City’s “See, Click, Fix” online system.

Carroll adds if the problem is in need of serious attention quickly, crews will happily come out and take care of it.

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“Whether its to put a cone or a barricade up to keep vehicles from causing any time of damage. If we have to dispatch a crew immediately to do that we will.”

It’s hoped that by the end of the week, the City will be able to get caught up on any potholes reported in the last seven days.

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