Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
April 6, 2022
City of Bridgeport Announces “Pot Hole Killer” Takes to the Streets,
Smoother Roads Ahead
Bridgeport – The City of Bridgeport has sought the assistance of 'The Pothole Killer' once again to smooth out the roads. It's just in time for pothole season. The 'Pothole Killer,' a creation of Pennsylvania-based Patch Management, Inc., is a cutting-edge road maintenance machine. It is still the industry leader in environmentally friendly techniques. The changeover has resulted in much lower expenses and the elimination of road closures for pothole filling
Only one crewmember is required for the Patch Management system, and they never have to leave the vehicle. Instead, the operator directs the vehicle's nozzle at the pothole, cleans away the dust and dirt, and fills the hole with an emulsion and stone mixture before applying a dry barrier layer. A major advantage of the spray injection technology is that the road is ready to use immediately after the pothole has been filled. There isn't any downtime while the material dries. The repairs, on the other hand, last for several years.
The Department of Public Facilities in Bridgeport has made it a priority to repair potholes throughout the city. The city-wide plan will begin on Monday April 25th, 2022. Until the project is completed, no significant modifications to existing traffic patterns are expected. The completion date is subject to weather conditions.
Bridgeport will begin by filling potholes on streets that have been detected through Roadway supervision. Residents are encouraged to report potholes to the Operations Division at 203 576-7124, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please include your name, address, phone number, pothole location, and as much precise information as possible to City personnel. This information will assist staff in responding to your request. You will receive a pre-recorded message with general instructions and emergency information after business hours, on weekends, or holidays. Please include as much information as possible to guarantee a timely answer. You can also send an email to bridgeportct.gov or use SeeClickFix, the city's free smartphone reporting app (available through the iTunes store or Google Play for Android).