Big Apple Paving Over Potholes

View Comments
Screed (credit: CBS 2)

Screed (credit: CBS 2)

lamb_feature Rich Lamb
Rich Lamb is an award-winning reporter, who has been on the air at...
Read More

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Federal stimulus funds were paving the way for smoother streets in the Big Apple.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb: Paving The Way To A Greener New York City

The New York City Department of Transportation started using 12 new electric screeds to fix potholes, paid for with $1.14 million in federal funds.

The screeds are aluminum devices that are attached to paving machines to spread and compact asphalt into smooth surfaces.

The new equipment replaces the old diesel-fueled machines, significantly reducing carbon emissions.

View Comments