City Filling Potholes and Planning Longer-Term Road Repair

Published on: 2014/03/21 - in Featured Releases

As the City of Kingston works to patch potholes, it reminds residents the patches are a temporary fix and that, once it warms up, it will take more permanent measures to address this winter’s extensive road damage.

“Commuters are advised to slow down as we continue to patch the roads,” says Damon Wells, Director of Public Works. “With this pothole season looking to be the worst in perhaps a decade, we will be offering frequent updates on our actions addressing potholes.”

Daily pothole patching updates are being issued on the City’s Twitter feed (@CityofKingston).

Here’s what crews have been working on today:

Overnight crews patched streets in these areas:

– Cataraqui Woods
– Lancaster Drive/Mona Drive/Woodside Drive
– Chelsea Road/Lakeshore Boulevard
– Highway 2 east of the La Salle Causeway
– Arterial streets

Today crews are working on these areas:

– Countryside north of Highway 401
– Bath Road between Princess Street and Queen Mary Road
– Collin’s Bay
– Division Street
– Concession Street
– Montreal Street
– Patrick Street
– Queen Street
– City central south of Princess Street


Residents may report pothole locations to the City’s Customer Service Centre at 613-546-0000 or at Reporting potholes allows the City to efficiently plan and target its efforts.

Canadian winters create potholes. When temperatures rise, water from thawed snow seeps into small cracks on roads and then expands when it freezes again causing cracks to grow.

The City’s Public Works staff use ‘cold patch’ as a short-term temporary measure until more permanent repairs can be carried out once the frost is out of the ground.

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Release source: City of Kingston | Photo: Amanda Slater (cc)