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Pothole repairs in Prince George have dropped almost 70 per cent since 2012

There were under 1,000 pothole repair requests in 2018
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(via City of Prince George)

Potholes. We all hate them.

They can result in blown tires, bent rims and money but here in Prince George, the number of repair requests is actually declining. 

The City of Prince George says road rehabilitation investments have decreased the number of potholes in the city as well as requests from residents to fix the holes in the roads. 

In 2011, the road rehabilitation budget was $3.5 million and then more than $5 million in 2012. 

Also in 2012, there were 22,000 pothole requests; compare that to last year with only 7,000, it's close to a 70 per cent drop. 

If you've complained about potholes to the Service Centre, there has been a reduction from nearly 2,000 in 2012 to roughly 900 in 2018. 

The numbers since 2011 are as follows: 

  • 2011
    • Road rehab investment: $3.5 million 
    • Potholes repaired: 12,847
    • Request for service due to potholes: 1,318
  • 2012
    • Road rehab investment: $5.4 million
    • Potholes repaired: 21,987 
    • Request for service due to potholes: 1,883
  • 2013
    • Road rehab investment: $5.2 million
    • Potholes repaired: 15,280
    • Request for service due to pothole: 1,302
  • 2014
    • Road rehabilitation investment: $7 million 
    • Potholes repaired: 17,896
    • Request for service due to potholes: 721
  • 2015
    • Road rehabilitation investment: $7 million 
    • Potholes repaired: 20,150
    • Request for service due to potholes: 1,559
  • 2016
    • Road rehabilitation investment: $7 million 
    • Potholes repaired: 213,383
    • Request for service due to potholes: 539 
  • 2017
    • Road rehab investment: $5 million 
    • Potholes repaired: 7,441
    • Request for service due to potholes: 652
  • 2018 
    • Road rehab investment: $5 million 
    • Potholes repaired: 6,913
    • Request for service due to potholes 

That's a total of 115,897 potholes repaired, $45.1 million invested and 8,883 service requests due to potholes. 

If you spot a pothole, here are the following ways to contact: 

  • Dial 311 within City limits.
  • Outside City limits, call 250-561-7600.
  • Email 311@princegeorge.ca.
  • Visit the Service Centre at 1100 Patricia Blvd.
  • Submit a service request on the City website.
  • Submit a service request via the City app.



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