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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Why Not Use Concrete To Fix Potholes?

We've all been dodging the potholes on Broad Street, Crown, and everywhere else in the city. Common Councillor Gerry Lowe is questioning why the city doesn't look at more durable building materials like reinforced pavement or concrete--especially on areas like Paradise Row which see a lot of heavy traffic from tractor trailers.

The city's Bill Edwards says it's true that there are other materials that can slow the formation of potholes, including concrete. But while concrete is strong and durable, but it has expansion and contraction issues and can't be used in all cases.