by KT Leong
Photo: MBI FB
The mayor of Ipoh, Y Bhg. Dato’ Rumaizi bin Baharin@Md Daud, went on-field to witness the Ipoh City Council (MBI)’s new initiative in replacing the existing method for road patching (Pothole) work using the latest ‘Hot In-Place’ (HIP) technology on Ghazali Jawi Street yesterday morning.
This method is the latest technology that uses the approach of having a suite of equipment and operations within the same vehicle, including heating equipment, milling, asphalt bitumen preparation, and compaction machinery.
A trial of this method has been conducted to improve the road patching process, which previously used the ‘mark and cut’ method, which took a long time to implement.
Through this method, the pothole repair process will take a short time, thereby improving the quality of the patch compared to the existing method.
This method will be used on major roads in the Ipoh City Council’s Administration Area.
A total of 1,200 square metres per month has been allocated to Puncak Emas Infra, the concessionaire company for road maintenance work under the MBI maintenance.
This method has been in use since November 2023 to ensure the comfort and safety of road users and indirectly reduce the frequent complaints of potholes that occur during the high rainfall season of the monsoon period.