Event to benefit City and Greater Hazleton residents and residents of surrounding region
Hazleton Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi announces with Municipal partners: Hazle, Black Creek, Butler, Foster, and Sugarloaf Townships and the Boroughs of West Hazleton, Beaver Meadows, Conyngham, Freeland, and McAdoo the hosting of “Free” Electronic Recycling Day on Saturday, May 2, 2015, for all area residents and businesses from 9:00 AM To 1:00 PM at Brenner Recycling located at 282 South Wyoming Street, Hazleton, PA. This event is the largest of its kind for the City of Hazleton and Greater Hazleton Region.
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CITY OF HAZLETON
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
April 3, 2015
City of Hazleton to Launch ‘Pothole Blitz’ on City Roadways Following Challenging Winter
The Public is Encouraged to Report Pothole Locations on City Roads
With numerous potholes appearing on City roadways following a longer and colder-than-average winter, Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi announces that on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, the City will launch an intensive pothole-repair effort on City-owned roadways. The City effort will be consistent with PennDOT and FHWA efforts and practices.
City’s plans for the “Pothole Blitz” include:
• Weather permitting, City crews will be tasked with pothole repair with the exception of other safety issues that require immediate attention.
• City crews will lay “hot” mix and ”cold” mix asphalt.
• Throughout the “Blitz”, City will use the appropriate equipment such as: the City owned mobile Dura-Patcher, “Hot Box”, vibrating roller, dump trucks and supporting equipment.
• City is also encouraging all utility companies and private contractors working on City roadways to participate in the blitz and to fix the potholes within their limits of work.
To prioritize the repairs, the City will follow the standard practices of PennDOT and FHWA to address roadways based on traffic volume or safety impacts.
City crews have been repairing reported potholes throughout the winter. Frost has remained in the ground much later than normal, delaying permanent and “hot” mix repairs. The dramatic temperature swings and available “suited” materials directly affect how long repairs last. The City uses a portion of each year’s “fixed amount” PennDOT State Liquid Fuels funds to repair and maintain the over 95 miles of City roadways.
With the City’s over one century old roadway network and a drastic freeze-thaw cycle, the potholes that naturally occur on the City’s roadways are exacerbated by colder weather. To learn about how potholes form and how the City and PennDOT address them, view PennDOT’s "Pothole Patrol" video on PennDOT’s YouTube page.