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Pothole Repairs Underway

For immediate release: March 28, 2018 - 2:43pm

As is typically the case in spring, Saskatoon has been experiencing temperature swings, causing snowmelt and freezing which creates ideal conditions for the development of potholes. City crews have been repairing potholes on Priority 1 and 2 streets with cold mix asphalt to help prevent damage to vehicles and for safety.

The cold mix is a semi-permanent patching material that works best when temperatures are above -10 degrees.

When temperatures allow, crews have been making permanent repairs using the Thermal Asphalt Repair Machine, however temperatures must remain above -10 degrees for this technology to be effective.

 What you can expect from us

  1. As weather permits, crews are repairing potholes on high-traffic, high-volume roadways.
  2. Cold-mix asphalt will continue to be used to repair potholes until asphalt plants reopen and permanent patching material is available.
  3. When possible, permanent repairs are being made using the Thermal Asphalt Repair Machine.

 How you can help us

  1. Slow down and use extra caution when you see City crews working on roadways.
  2. Use caution when approaching puddles on roads and sidewalks, as hidden potholes can cause vehicle damage and tripping hazards.
  3. Report pothole locations using the Report-A-Pothole app at or call our 24-hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476 for major hazards.