COUNCILLOR Warren Aubin says it's time to reconsider the construction and repair of the city's road surfaces after heavy rain has again seen arterial road surfaces crumble, with potholes forming along the Eglinton Road and Morrisset Street.
Just two weeks ago, council crews were out repairing road surfaces littered with potholes after heavy rain falls across the city.
On Monday, the crews were back at it again after the potholes came back, even bigger, following the weekend's rainfalls.
Back in 2017, Cr Aubin called for council to invest in a machine which repairs potholes permanently.
At the time it coast about $250,000 but he said then the advanced technology would provide a better fix.
"With the new technology in the pothole machine, they dig a hole, blow a flame into it to dry it out and put in what we would call a hot mix," he said.
"Then they drive off with a roller on the back and roll over the top of it," he said.
While that technology is now three years old, Cr Aubin said there would be new developments for sure, which he thinks council should start investigating.
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Cr Aubin said it was time council looked to the future.
"Right now, the budget is tight, but I still think we should be looking into the future," he said.
"When we are doing these repairs, we should be looking to do them permanently.
He said it's also time council looks at using hot mix seal on arterial roads in the future.
"I know it's a lot more expensive, but it doesn't seem to break up as much as the bitumen seal does.
"While it's expensive at the time, I think in the long run it's more economical."