It didn’t take long for the green material that marks out bicycle lanes on Jubilee Ave. and Thériault Blvd. to start peeling off.
The city’s public works director, Ken Krcel says his department’s investigating.
“We’re not sure if it was the product we used, the methodology of our staff putting it down,” he explains, “or maybe the asphalst itself, maybe it wasn’t good enough quality for it to adhere.”
The product is not paint. Sheets of thermal plastic are heated and melted into the pavement. Krcel says the city is working with the supplier to decide whether to repair or redo it in the spring.
There’s no urgency, because the lanes are closed from November 1st to April 30th for snowplowing season.
Public works director Ken Krcel says that space is used to store snow that is later picked up. It’s especially useful on Jubilee.
“There’s not a lot of room on the boulevard between the curb and the sidewalk. So this extra metre and a half gives us that flexibility to have a place for the snowbank that we can then pick up.”