“Penzadormost” starts active pothole patching
Penza, 17 March 2015. PenzaNews. The municipal enterprise “Penzadormost” began actively patching the potholes on the main city streets.
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The workers were patching the dents on Suvorova Street.
According to Alexei Emelin, head of the “Penzadormost” section on current repair and maintenance of, bridges, overpasses, buildings and structures, daily road patching takes about 15 tons of asphalt.
“We take chippings and mix it with bitumen. If the street is more or less dry, we use this mixture. There are also two machines at our disposal that produce cast asphalt mix, which is used on moist road sections,” he explained.
The priority is given to the public transport routes, Alexei Emelin added.
“Yesterday we mended the road section from Chekhova street to Kulakova street. If you drive there, you will notice all holes were repaired. The next on the list are Pushkina and Bekeshskaya streets. Tomorrow or the day after we intend to begin the work on Stroitelei prospekt,” he said.
The agency interlocutor emphasized that road patching in its current form is a temporary measure.
“This is like a temporary tooth filling. When the daily average temperature is +5°C, the roads will be thoroughly repaired using all means necessary,” Alexei Emelin explained.
14 million rubles were allocated for road patching in Penza during the first half of 2015, he noted.