Hoboken Pothole Killers

Hoboken Pothole Killers – a waste?

Have you seen these Hoboken pothole filling machines? They’re called “pothole killers” and this truck drives around, fills holes up with tarry rocks, drives over it once, then drives away.

As long as I can remember, potholes used to be filled with hot asphalt, which was shoveled into the hole – then PAVED over with some kind of steam rolling machine (sometimes portable). Seemed to last quite a while.

Don’t you think this “easy way” they do it now is just barely above “bare minimum?”

Plus, these rocks were all over the place, making the whole are a giant mess (probably messing up cars in the process).

The effort level for “doing things right” these days is anemic.

Hoboken pothole killers

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4 Comments on "Hoboken Pothole Killers"

Eaglefire
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Eaglefire

Earlier I noticed a patch that looked like it was just done but already halfway sunken in with loose asphalt all around it. Now I understand why!
Hoboken has the worst streets in Hudson county. Especially Washington Street, even before PSE&G started digging it up for new pipes it looked like a bomb hit.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

T Occhipinti was right in an oped he titled “Can’t Trust Zimmer to Fix a Pothole”[quote comment=”224347”]Earlier I noticed a patch that looked like it was just done but already halfway sunken in with loose asphalt all around it. Now I understand why! Hoboken has the worst streets in Hudson county. Especially Washington Street, even before PSE&G started digging it up for new pipes it looked like a bomb hit.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

What do you expect from a department without man power or a Director without environmental services experience?

joey maxim
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joey maxim

No win situation..We never had so many heavy laden semis,on our streets overloaded ofcourse,with steel concrete due to development..over the past 25 years..We have to be thankfull no water break in the sub % weather…The streets are civil war era..one month to go.Pray for warm weather..[quote comment=”224339″]What do you expect from a department without man power or a Director without environmental services experience?[/quote]

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