The City of Surrey has 200 service requests related to potholes since the beginning of the year, with 22 of those in the last week following the snowstorms. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey receives 22 pothole requests in last week, staff expect it to rise as snow melts

Pothole repair is budgeted at $1.2M a year

The City of Surrey has received 200 service requests related to potholes since the beginning of the year, but only 22 of those – so far – has been since the snowstorms over the last week.

Ray Kerr, manager of engineering operations, said the pothole repair budget is $1.2 million a year. It’s “completely separate” from the winter maintenance budget.

READ ALSO: City of Surrey spends $1.2M on winter maintenance – so far, Jan. 17, 2020

“Potholes, unfortunately, are a result of the type of weather that we had, especially over the last week. Generally, we get them throughout the winter,” Kerr said. “The 22 requests for service that we’ve received, I would anticipate that we will see that number rise for sure.”

Kerr said that pothole repairs are done “as quickly as possible.”

Crews, he said, will first deal with them on a “temporary basis,” using a cold-mix asphalt.

“Then as quickly as we can, and following that, we repair it with hot-mix asphalt (for a permanent repair).”

READ ALSO: Woman peeved after Surrey denies pothole claim, July 20, 2017

READ ALSO: Underfunding, bad repairs, cited for why Canadian roads are breaking down, Jan. 12, 2019

Kerr said the city currently has “a lot” of staff dealing with potholes.

“As soon as we’re made aware of them, we do deal with them as quickly as we can,” said Kerr, adding that he’s aware of some around 74th Avenue and King George Boulevard, Fraser Highway and 32nd Avenue.

To report a pothole, visit my.surrey.ca.report-a-problem/home.

City of Surrey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic

The directive comes after province spoke with paramedics, fire services, according to top doctor

33-storey highrise proposal coming to Surrey council, first of three phases

Second and third phases include 36-storey and 31-storey towers

Surrey city council moving to virtual meetings

For public hearings, people can register to speak via telephone

‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits

Kelowna woman says it’s outrageous to charge for refills every 30 days

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock, Delta and beyond

APRIL 4: Two people in Delta fined for trying to re-sell N95 masks

‘Better days will return’: Queen Elizabeth delivers message amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Queen said crisis reminds her of her first address during World War II in 1940

Emergency aid portal opens Monday, cash could be in bank accounts by end of week: Trudeau

Emergency benefit will provide $2,000 a month for those who have lost their income due to COVID-19

Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing

A kind word, it turns out, has usually been all people need to hear

COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers

North Island Hospital has been asked to share its perinatal COVID-19 response plan

Insurance shock for B.C. condo owners

Claim-free two-year-old townhouse complex told premium will nearly triple

Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually

Idea of Captain Billie Sheridan in Williams Lake, B.C. who wondered what to do in times of COVID-19

B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing

Seniors in B.C. care homes face challenging times

Most Read