Hoboken Hires Contract Killer to Whack Potholes
It’s a war zone out there, and the City is taking the fight to the trenches… trenches that have formed on our city streets.
Hoboken has contracted for “Pothole Killer” trucks to make repairs city-wide. Using spray injection technology, a single vehicle operator controls a hydraulic boom, which clears the pothole of debris, applies liquid asphalt to fill and seal it, and then tops it off with a dry aggregate coating.
The whole process takes roughly 90 seconds per pothole.
So far, the Pothole Killer has repaired hundreds of potholes and utility cuts along Washington Street, which is planned for a full repaving in 2016. In addition to repairing potholes, more than 50 blocks of roadway are scheduled for repaving, including the following streets:
· 4th Street (Jackson St to Grand St)
· 5th Street (Jackson St to Madison St)
· 6th Street (Jefferson St to Monroe St)
· 8th Street (Hudson St to Castle Pt Terr)
· 9th Street (Hudson St to Castle Pt Terr)
· 11th Street (Willow Ave to Washington St) – following completion of PSE&G work
· Bloomfield Street (Observer Hwy to 14th St) – 10th St to 14th St following completion of PSE&G work
· Henderson Street (Observer Hwy to Marin Blvd)
· Jackson Street (Paterson Ave to 4th St)
· Madison St (13th St to 15th St)
· Monroe Street (Newark St to 3rd St)
· Newark Street (Washington St to Hudson St)
· Observer Highway (Hudson St to Henderson St)
Below is a map of potholes that the City claims it has repaired so far:
As John Oliver will tell you, “infrastructure is not sexy,” but it is important. Be careful out there…