Crews work on Second Avenue North Monday morning as the city's plans to repair potholes and replace some water service connections.

Crews work on Second Avenue North Monday morning as the city's plans to repair potholes and replace some water service connections.

Pothole repair intensifies with warmer weather

The City of Williams Lake applied 30 tons of paving material last week, and will use another 37 tons this week repairing potholes.

  • Jun. 9, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The City of Williams Lake applied 30 tons of paving material last week, and will use another 37 tons this week repairing potholes on streets city-wide, the city said in a press release Monday.

The City is taking advantage of the current dry conditions that make pothole repair more effective.

Pothole repair is done year round, but most repair takes place in the spring and early summer. The current work is addressing the areas where it is needed most.

In preparation for the paving of Second Avenue later this summer, water service connections are currently being replaced along the street between Oliver Street and Proctor Street.

Work will continue northward from Proctor Street to Gibbon Street, beginning Monday, June 9. Work is expected to continue for the next three weeks.

The metallic portion of the service connections in this area are aging, and replacing them prior to paving will reduce the likelihood of having to dig to replace them after the paving work is completed. Performing the work in this order is part of the city’s strategic approach to infrastructure management.