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City Of Boston Trying Out New Materials To Fill Potholes

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Nicholas Barron of HOLEPATCH LLC, places two bags of a liquid/solid material into the pot hole to temporarily fill it until a permanent fix can be performed.  This method will help drivers from hitting the pot hole and possibly sustaining damage to their vehicles. (Credit: Isabel Leon, City Of Boston)

Nicholas Barron of HOLEPATCH LLC, places two bags of a liquid/solid material into the pot hole to temporarily fill it until a permanent fix can be performed. This method will help drivers from hitting the pot hole and possibly sustaining damage to their vehicles. (Credit: Isabel Leon, City Of Boston)

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Bernice Corpuz is a reporter for WBZ Newsradio 1030. Prior to joining...
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BOSTON (CBS) – The City Of Boston is trying out some new materials to fill potholes this year with hopes that they will save city time and eventually money.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

Thousands of potholes are expected to be filled this season using three new products.

One of them, called “hole patch” is made of a silly putty-like material in a bag that conforms to the shape of a pothole.

Another material called Aquaphalt, promises to be a permanent fix using environmentally friendly materials and water.

And the third, called “unique paving material” or “UPM” is made with recyclable materials and limestones.

Public Works Deputy Commissioner Elmo Baldassari says these new materials cost more than regular asphalt but they make the DPW’s job much easier.

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