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Caltrans Takes You from the Materials Lab to the Freeway to Show Innovative Approach to Highway Maintenance



Caltrans News Flash #137

Date: July 6, 2017
District: Headquarters
Contact: Warren Alford
Phone: (209) 948-3849
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

STOCKTON – In this Caltrans News Flash, maintenance crews repair a segment of State Route 99, where the peak hour traffic count exceeds 11,500 vehicles/hour, using a new type of patching material for filling potholes in the roadway. The material allows temporary fixes of roadway that are quicker and more cost-effective than traditional hot-mix.

With the additional funding from SB 1, the new transportation bill, we'll be seeing more crews out on the roadways doing long-awaited repairs. Using these smart, new products increases worker and motorist safety since the workers are spending less time on the roadway and minimizes delays for the traveling public.

This video can also be viewed at: https://youtu.be/J-GTFc9m4z0

This Caltrans News Flash is the 137th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability.To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube (http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz).

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