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Pothole season arrives, repairs begin

Spring is pothole season, and there’s plenty of evidence of its arrival on the streets of Timmins.

The city’s public works manager, Shane Skinner, says it’s too early to determine whether it’s the worst ever.

“We’re still at the beginning of the season. A lot of stuff is hidden underneath the snow, so yet to be discovered,” he tells My Timmins Now Dot Com, “at which point we’ll be able to make a more accurate depiction of if it’s the worst.”

Workers are out filling holes with cold mix asphalt.  Many will be done again, once asphalt plants open and supply hot mix.

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It’s part of complying with a provincial regulation.

“Well, it’s to make sure that we’re compliant with the minimum maintenance standards,” explains Skinner, “which dictates response time to make sure that roads are passable and obviously to prevent damage to vehicles and equipment that use the roads.”

Almost everything you want to know about potholes is covered in the audio of our interview with Skinner, right here:

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