Video: New York’s “Road Patcher”

In Roads, Video by Greater City Providence1 Comment

New York’s MTA has this crazy machine that fills small to medium sized potholes on the MTA’s bridges, tunnels, and connecting roadways.

MTA Bridges & Tunnels spokesman Charles Passarella stands near what looks to be an entrance to the Whitestone Bridge in either the Bronx or Queens and explains how the truck fills small-to-medium-sized potholes by spraying crushed rock and liquid tar through a nozzle. The material is different from the hot asphalt that human crews use to patch larger holes.

Since the MTA’s roadways are generally high-speed expressways and such, the operator controls the whole pothole filling procedure with a joystick from inside the truck’s cab.

Via: Transportation Nation

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  1. I constantly see technologies that we could use here in RI. This is one them.

    Another is the snow melting machines. We could definitely use those.

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