Pavement cracks develop due to expansion and contraction caused by temperature fluctuation. These cracks allow water to penetrate the pavement base and sub-base materials, causing pavement elements to lose structural integrity. If not repaired or prevented, this cracking will grow, leading to deformation of the pavement, potholes, and ultimately the degradation of asphalt and concrete surfaces. Crack sealing is one form of preventive pavement maintenance that ensures the consistent operation of the Town’s roadways. The Town of Wynyard ensures that we budget enough each year to perform this essential service.
Road (Line) Painting
Unclear, faded, or missing lines on roads bring the risk of dangerous and unnecessary accidents. It also helps keep pedestrians safe by letting them and drivers know where it's safe to cross and where it's not. The Town of Wynyard typically schedules this throughout the summer months. We ask motorists to obey all signage installed around road painting areas and to drive slowly around our workers when they are engaged in road painting activities. Please stay back from line painting operations and avoid driving over fresh paint.
Sidewalk and Curb Repairs
Curbs are important to collect and transport water to storm drainage outlets. Defects are identified through routine patrols by Public Works staff. The Town Superintendent assesses our sidewalk, curb, and gutter infrastructure and prioritizes based on needs and conditions. Hazardous concrete is marked for replacement first as well as concrete in need of replacement due to earlier utility work in a particular location. Pedestrians should use caution when traversing by areas where sidewalks have been removed and replaced. Any immediately affected businesses or residents will be notified prior to concrete repair work proceeding.
If you notice any significant sidewalk, curb or trip edge issues, please contact the town shop at 306-554-3303.