Civil and Environmental Engineering

UC Pavement Research Center eyes longterm pothole fix

The UC Pavement Research Center (UCPRC) is looking for a permanent fix for the Bay Area’s pothole problem.

“We’re looking at how to make them cheaper, last longer, and reduce environmental impact,” Professor John Harvey, director of the UC Berkeley and UC Davis Pavement labs, told KTVU channel 2 news.

One way that the UCPRC is hoping to minimize impact on the environment is through a technique where the worn down material from the roadway is reground and set to rebind without having to haul away the old material. Not only is this cheaper, but according to Harvey this can turn a yearlong job into a project that takes just a couple of weeks.

For more information, be sure to check out the KTVU channel 2 news report on the project.

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