Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pothole-filling machine a dud

From CBS 2:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked off the city’s road paving season Monday by unveiling a new pothole filling machine. The problem is the debut was a dud, leaving a hole in the road and a hole in the mayor’s initiative.

Al D’Amato used to be known as “Senator Pothole,” but it may take a while for Bloomberg to earn the title “Mayor Pothole.”

In fact, some might say he had a hole in his head Monday for unveiling a new state-of-the-art one-man pothole filling machine on a Flushing, Queens street that couldn’t fill the entire gap in the road, reports CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer.

Yes, it spit out tar and tried to rake it into the crevice, but try as it might — and it tried mightily — there was still a large strip that remained unfilled.


Anonymous said...

You would have thought that someone in the Mayor's Office or DOT would actually set up the demo under the optimal conditions to show off the machine. DOH!

Gary the Agnostic said...

Considering that this is a DOT thing, this is not surprising.

blow me mike said...

this machine still works better than the people who never fix the streets in willets point...great job mayor bloomhole keep up the good work and keep wasting city $$$ on things that make no sence" like willets point" and a pot hole machine

Anonymous said...

take it to willets point and les see how it works ,