Skip to content

Port Coquitlam crews fill 100% of reported potholes over two days

Recent warmer weather allowed Port Coquitlam staff to fix nearly 160 potholes across town.
Port Coquitlam city crews repair and fill a series of potholes in the middle of the intersection of Pitt River Road and Reeve Street in late April 2023.

Port Coquitlam's first-ever pothole blitz took place last Thursday and Friday (April 27–28) as warmer weather presented the opportunity to improve road safety.

In an update released on Sunday (April 30), the city said crews fixed and filled all 158 known potholes across the community in that two-day span.

That completed 100 per cent of the identified and reported blacktop craters. Work was conducted between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.

The endeavour now brings the total number of potholes filled in Port Coquitlam to nearly 570 since Jan. 1.

The city repaired more than 1,400 in 2022.

Tackling inconveniences for residents, like potholes, is a year-round undertaking, but has continued to be one of Port Coquitlam city council's top priorities.

"I'm proud of our crews who are getting the job done for our residents," Mayor Brad West said in a social media post, praising city employees for their efficiency.

"We'll continue our focus on delivering core municipal services that people depend on every day."

West noted prior to the start of the blitz that making roads safer contributes to the quality of life for PoCo residents, especially those that rely on smooth routes for driving or cycling.

He added an investment of this calibre matters to the community "and what residents and businesses pay property taxes for."

Port Coquitlam community members that find potholes can report them to the city directly via the following hotlines:

- with a file from Diane Strandberg, Tri-City News