The City maintains approximately 258kms of paved roads and 475kms of sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

Road types vary between major arterial roads to small local streets and laneways.

Victoria’s road network is broken down in the table below.

Road Classification Daily Traffic Volume 
(vehicles per day)
Avg. Life Expectancy
Downtown core 20,000 + 20 yrs
Primary arterial >18,000 20 yrs
Secondary arterial 5,000 - 20,000 20 yrs
Primary collector 3,000 - 8,000 20 yrs
Secondary collector 1,000 - 4,000 20 yrs
Local street <1,000 50 yrs

City crews monitor the condition of the road network and determines priorities for upgrades, repairs, or total replacement. City crews are also responsible for the restoration of utility cuts for City projects or utility companies.

Did you know? The City’s Roads Division uses 100% recycles asphalt mix from our own small asphalt plant to restore all utility road cuts.

Pothole repair

City crews continually survey the road network for potholes needing repair. City crews also respond to calls for service and can usually do so within 24 hours. To place a call for service for pothole repair or another road maintenance issue, you can use the online request form, the ConnectVictoria App, or contact Public Works via email or phone the 24hr line 250-361-0400.

Click here for Street Fax, a listing of daily road closures, lane obstructions, and other road work that might impact your travel plans or commute. Street Fax is updated weekday afternoons.