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Charlottetown public works ramps up for summer

Stephen MacKinnon with Charlottetown’s public works department flattens asphalt around one of the catch basins on Pownal Street on Thursday. City crews and a private contractor will soon begin the major work of paving close to 40 streets across the capital after a harsh winter where various freeze-thaw cycles left many roads in various states of disrepair.
Stephen MacKinnon with Charlottetown’s public works department patches a city street in this file photo. - Dave Stewart
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The city’s public works department is was in full swing of summer operations as of the end of June.

The city had three asphalt crews, two line-painting crews, four concrete crews, five landscape crews, five grass-mowing crews, four flower crews and three catch basin crews all working.

Repairs to winter damage caused by winter plowing was almost complete as of the end of June.

Street-patching crews had also started focusing on the downtown core to avoid peak tourist time.

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