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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.

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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.

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