New method helps keep San Jacinto streets smooth

San Jacinto Public Utilities Streets Division crew members with the Hot Patch Truck that was recently put into service to repair potholes. Valley News/Courtesy photo
The city of San Jacinto adopted a new pothole repair method which has proven to have more successful results than other popular fixes of the past, according to the city.San Jacinto City Manager Robert Johnson said the Hot Patch truck purchased in June 2022 has already applied 175 tons of asphalt to city streets. When the Public Utilities leadership team attended an annual conference and saw the truck in action, they requested the ability to purchase the demonstration model rather than have to wait up to two years for a new build. The City Council approved the $213,048.95 vehicle cost as well as adding two new full-time crew members into the fiscal year 2022-2023 budget.Potholes are caused by environmental factors such as heat and rain, when natural forces contribute to the deterior
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