City reveals what construction projects will continue amid COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga

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If you have a small pothole on your residential street, it might not be repaired in the immediate future, as the city is focusing on essential maintenance work over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On April 22, the City of Mississauga confirmed that essential spring maintenance work is already underway around the city and that crews have been repairing crucial infrastructure. The city says crews are currently conducting pothole/asphalt repairs, debris clean-up, catchbasin and drain cleaning and more. 

Street sweeping is scheduled to begin next month.

During a recent press conference, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said that Mississauga's roads "will remain best in GTA, even during hard times," but cautioned residents to only report issues on residential streets if they present a safety issue. 

"Don't call 311 for small potholes," she said. 

The city also says that parks and forestry crews have continued to care for parks and natural areas. Crews are also responding to emergency and high priority service requests for tree clean-up.

"We have a dedicated team responding to emergency and priority service requests to ensure the city's continued responsibilities to the public," said Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance, in a statement. 

"At the same time, we're following all public health safety protocol when out in the field for the safety of our work crew and the public."

As spring clean-up work is done around the city, works operations crews will focus primarily on major roads and in commercial/industrial areas where physical distancing from the public is more likely. 

Work in residential areas will only occur if there is a safety or emergency need.

Residents are asked to avoid sweeping any yard waste onto the road, as yard waste should be bagged for regular yard waste collection.

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