Pothole Killer in Washington DC

pothole killerDo you wonder how potholes are filled in Washington DC?

While a traditional pothole crew can patch about 10 potholes a day and requires a four-person crew to assist with lane closures, the “Pothole Killer,” an all-in-one vehicle that only requires only a driver, can repair up to 100 potholes a day.

The Pothole Killer has a boom and nozzle on the front of the truck that the driver uses to spray out a stream of hot blacktop, then a mixture of gravel and blacktop, finished with more gravel – six minutes to fix a pothole emergency.

No word if that means pothole making crews will now be unemployed, but I love the Pothole Killer and wish it well.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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