MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis said hot mix patch material will be available from the city’s suppliers next week, and the permanent filling of potholes will begin.
“We’ve been using cold mix up to now,” he said “That costs about $100 a ton; three times as much as hot mix, and it doesn’t last, so that’s not really cost effective.”
Mavis said there was a change in plans regarding rehabilitation of the Braddock and Catherine street bridges. Money from a Community Development Block Grant was going to be used to fix up both bridges.
“Part of the $300,000 Community Development Block Grant granted a year ago was going to be used to rehabilitate the Catherine Street bridge and the Braddock Street bridge,” Mavis said. “In having an engineering firm do the evaluation on those bridges, we found the concrete had deteriorated badly and all we had left was basically gravel. It was determined we could not rehab them. We are going to have to replace them with concrete culverts.”