Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Filling in the Gaps: Erasing potholes

Ever see the large cracks in the freeway pavement? Ever run over them? Sure, many of us have.

As District 7 freeways and highways age, there will be occasional blemishes that aren’t so pleasing to encounter on your daily trip. Fortunately, Caltrans maintenance crews have a quick, effective, and safe way to improve the road – concrete welder.

The video below helps explain how the concrete welder works.

This fix can harden and be traffic ready in one hour, reduces the need for long term lane closures, and reduces maintenance crews exposure to traffic dangers.

Obviously, the best fix for our aging freeways and highways is to continue to find ways to improve them. We have several projects in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties that will add carpool lanes, add more lanes, improve connections, and improve the flow of traffic.