With warm temperatures and dry streets, pot hole filling and street sweeping is underway in Saskatoon.
The city said both efforts have started a week earlier than last season.
“Our priorities are to collect the bulk of winter sand and debris on the roads,” said Brandon Harris, the city’s director of roadways.
Harris noted the city is conducting a pilot study in seven neighbourhoods that involves sweeping the priority streets.
“Then, when the neighbourhood is scheduled for sweeping as part of the curb to curb city-wide residential blitz, the priority streets of that neighbourhood will be available for parking,” he explained.
“This means more convenient parking for residents, fewer cars ticketed and towed, and a faster sweeping program.”
City-wide residential street sweeping will begin in May if weather permits. At the same time, city crews will permanently repair potholes with hot mix asphalt.
People can report a pothole or find out when street sweepers online through the city website.
— JT Marshall (@jtmarshallCKOM) April 5, 2017