The unusually long and cold winter resulted in 4,000 requests for pothole repair—more than twice a typical season.

May 19, 2022 - Summer is fast approaching and the City is working hard to ensure the road network is in a good state of repair.

This past winter Surrey experienced over 12 independent snowfalls, when the City typically experiences four to six. The city also experienced numerous days below zero degrees Celsius, with three days being continuously below -10 Celsius. The sub-freezing temperatures in combination with precipitation led to numerous freeze thaw cycles in the roadway causing the degradation of road surface and subsequent potholes. 

The unusually long and cold winter resulted in 4,000 requests for pothole repair, which is more than double a typical season. A paving program has been developed to repave roads with high concentrations of previously repaired potholes. By June 1, City crews will have all of these potholes filled on at least a temporary basis, with permanent asphalt repairs continuing over the summer.

Surrey City Council also recently approved roughly $10 million in road paving contracts and these upgrades will begin soon all throughout Surrey. 

Learn about infrastructure projects in your neighbourhood with our interactive map.