Are all roads the responsibility of each township or town/city?
If a road that is well traveled and in dire need of total rebuild as the 'patching' is a temporary fix and experience has shown that the patch will soon loose it's strength and become a pothole again.
One road in particular has been used to haul ROCK in tractor-trailers and dump trucks with pup trailers, some looked abit over-weight, as they would crawl up the hill to the drop off location [CN repairing tracks in Eastern Ontario]
All of these trucks and other tractor-trailers use the road, that should only be used by mandatory vehicles [Emergency Services-Police/Ambulance/MTO and other larger vehicles like fire and garbage trucks - although there are NO signs stating this [Max. Weight] ... also there are now Speed Limit signs posted .. which might explain 'some' drivers thinking it's a drag strip.
Hope to get some answers and insight