Mild temperatures ideal for aggressive efforts to repair damaged, dangerous roads
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --New York has become the latest state to turn to the "Pothole Killers" for quick, safe and affordable repairs to damaged roadways.
From now through November, Patch Management, Inc.'s specially designed "Pothole Killer" vehicles will be contracted by the Empire State's Department of Transportation to fill in tens of thousands of potholes throughout the state. Two vehicles are already working in Suffolk and Nassau Counties on Long Island, with additional units to be deployed in the coming weeks and months.
"The relatively mild winter we're experiencing in the Northeastern part of the country will allow us to get a head start in helping New York's Department of Transportation repair battered roads and fill potentially dangerous potholes," said Patch Management's President, Craig Baclit. "New York drivers will notice an immediate difference in the safety and drivability of hundreds of roads throughout the state."
The "Pothole Killers" employ 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 oncoming traffic. The whole process takes roughly 90 seconds - essentially the same as the wait at a typical traffic signal. The repairs, on the other hand, last for several years.
"We spent years perfecting our technology and honing our approach. 'Pothole Killers' are safer than deploying three or four person crews who spend hours working on crowded, potentially hazardous roads. They're environmentally friendly. And they save governments and taxpayers significant amounts of money and resources."
Drivers can report the potholes they come across by calling 1-800-Pothole.
In addition to New York, Patch Management and the "Pothole Killers" have made inroads on damaged roads in Chicago, New Orleans, Washington, DC, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and more than a dozen other communities.
SOURCE Patch Management, Inc.