Crews were on hand Friday morning, Jan. 8, 2021 doing asphalt work on Fifth Street SE to repair a Fortis BC service installation. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Crews were on hand Friday morning, Jan. 8, 2021 doing asphalt work on Fifth Street SE to repair a Fortis BC service installation. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Major potholes in Salmon Arm may be patched but full-scale fixes begin in spring

City’s pothole program starts in spring when weather cooperates

Although drivers were likely pleased to see crews out on Jan. 8 fixing a pothole on Fifth Street SE, it wasn’t the beginning of a city-wide program.

The asphalt work being done was to repair a Fortis BC service installation, explained Rob Niewenhiuzen, the city’s director of engineering and public works.

He said city staff will continue to do the odd temporary cold-mix asphalt patch work on major potholes, which is intended to hold over the roads until crews start the full-scale patching program in the spring.

Read more: Potholes plentiful in Salmon Arm’s industrial park

Read more: Salmon Arm tackles cracked sidewalks, potholes, despite lack of 1-800 number


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