10 Tons of Material Used Daily to Fill Potholes Around Town

dpw pothold filling 5-6-14PHOTO: With the Winter behind us, the Department of Public Work is now averaging about ten tons of material daily for the filling of potholes around town, DPW says.

For the past approximately two weeks, the DPW has been working around the clock around town to fill the hundreds of potholes caused by the brutal Winter.

Hundreds of motorists had their vehicles damaged – some severely – as a result of the potholes around town, and around the State.

The patches used now to fill the vehicle-damaging potholes, are ‘hot patches’, which are considerably more permanent than the ‘cold patches’. The hot patches consist of hot tar, and are packed by a steamroller. [TLS]

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Cedar Row at the intersection of Walden had several pot holes 6-12 inches wide.
    They were never filled.
    I personally called the township a couple of times about it still hasn’t been fixed.
    hard to believe they really working day and bought if that’s the only place I saw that still has big potholes and our wasn’t even looked at

  2. Let’s see, ten tons of material, that would be 20,000 pounds daily, that would be 2500 pounds per hour assuming an 8-hour day with no lunch break.

    A pothole 1 foot wide, one foot long and one foot deep is filled with 12 pounds of asphalt (see http://www.csgnetwork.com/asphaltmixcalc.html). 2500 lbs would thus be enough for 208 potholes PER HOUR.

    Thus, the Department of Public Works is filling over 200 potholes per hour, or over three potholes PER MINUTE.

    Pretty nifty work there!

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