Published On: Fri, Jul 11th, 2014

Potholes patched in Alderson

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Rick Burns (left), Eric Duff, Robbie Falls and Keith Boyd work quickly to spread the hot asphalt.

 

 

On June 27, a large number of potholes were filled in the Town of Alderson. Potholes accumulate over time from wear and tear; repairs to the water or wastewater systems; and for many other reasons. However, fixing them requires some special timing.

The asphalt plants have to be making the right kind of asphalt; the holes have to be dug out and readied; the steaming asphalt has to be dumped in and spread quickly; and then it must be tamped or rolled.

Mayor Travis Copenhaver said, “We patched the largest holes first and with the first load. Then we went on to the smaller ones. Although we realize that all the pot holes are annoying to those who drive over them every day, and we did not get them all, we appreciate your patience.”

A crew made up of town maintenance workers Rick Burns, Eric Duff and Brandon Boyd; Mayor Travis Copenhaver; Police Chief Jeremy Bennett; and volunteers Keith Boyd, David and Margaret Hambrick, and Robbie Falls worked at top speed to get the job done. It was made easier because Rick Cline provided a small roller.

Approximately 18 tons of asphalt at a cost of $1,400 was spread in about six hours.