What’s a city to do when it’s got a serious pothole problem on its hands? Look roughly 800 miles East, apparently.
That’s what Chicago decided to do when it enlisted Bucks County’s “Pothole Killers” to clear the city’s pothole backlog by mid-October.
According to a news release from the Pothole Killers, aka, Patch Management, Inc., the Windy City will lease four of the company’s trucks, which can each patch a hole in about 90 seconds. Until now, Chicago’s been sending crews of three and four people to manually fill the holes. Those crew members will be reassigned to paving tasks.
Chicago’s new Transportation Commissioner, Gabe Klein, used the Pothole Killers back when he worked in D.C.