The Alachua County Public Works Department announced today that the Department will soon be able to repair twice as many potholes in a day thanks to the purchase of two new Falco 4-ton asphalt trailers.
Having two new trailers will enable the Department to organize two independent crews, which can work simultaneously in different parts of the County, doubling the number of potholes repaired daily. The trailers are self-contained and come with everything needed to repair potholes, including a built-in burner to keep the asphalt warm and a small roller to compact it once it’s placed in the hole.
The new trailers can easily be pulled by a standard F250 pickup truck, which does not require a CDL license to drive, unlike the old 20-year-old F750 patch truck. This will enable more employees the opportunity to work on the patch crew. The trailers were purchased with existing gas tax funds, not the recently passed Infrastructure Surtax. The Infrastructure Surtax funds are earmarked for much larger repaving projects that will be starting this summer.
For more information, contact Alachua County Assistant Public Works Director Brian C. Kauffman at 352-548-1306 or firstname.lastname@example.org