Crews working to fill a pothole.

Freeze-thaw conditions make potholes a common problem in Strathcona County.

To help prioritize the work, potholes are fixed in the following order:

  1. High-speed, high-traffic roads
  2. Collector roads (bus routes)
  3. Residential streets

How potholes are formed

Illustration with text: Water seeps into the pavement and ground below. Water freezes and expands causing the pavement and ground to shift. Ground thaws and a cavity forms between the pavement and ground.Unsupported pavement crumbles under traffic weight

Further information:

Transportation Engineering and Operations
Phone: 780-417-7100
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Last updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
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