From Mayor Bill Finch’s Communications Director Brett Broesder:
As Bridgeport’s streets continue to recover from a long winter that wreaked havoc on its roads, the City is introducing the Pot-Hole Killer to beat up roads across the city. It’s part of the City’s continued effort to make roads better, and even safer, for those who live and work in the city.
Click here for a photo of the Pot-Hole Killer: www.dropbox.com/s/pr0nn1bkshud8m9/Pot-Hole%20Killer%20Photo.tif.
“At the urging of Mayor Finch, our crews have been working hard and doing a great job filling potholes with the resources at their disposal, but we need to keep doing more for residents,” said Jorge Garcia, Bridgeport’s Director of Public Facilities. “That’s why we’re bringing in the Pot-hole Killer. It’s a lean, mean, pot-hole filling machine that will help get our roadways back in the top-notch shape that hardworking Bridgeport taxpayers deserve.”
The “Pothole Killer” employs an innovative system that is quicker, safer and more environmentally friendly than traditional crew-based efforts. From the safety of the “Pothole Killer” truck, a single vehicle operator controls a hydraulic boom which clears the pothole of debris, applies liquid asphalt to fill and seal it, and then tops it off with a dry aggregate coating made from recycled tires. The repaired roadway is immediately ready to handle traffic. The whole process takes roughly 90 seconds per pothole–essentially the same as the wait at a typical traffic signal. The repairs, on the other hand, last for several years.
Click here for a fact sheet on the Pot-hole Killer: www.dropbox.com/s/ia5d88x8kuxwj1p/Pot-Hole%20Killer%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf.