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Springtime road repair: A New York tradition and a lesson for CTE students                                                    


Heavy equipment students dig into this project

Riley Black of SChalmont operates a bulldozer as classmates repair the edge of the roadSpringtime in New York brings sun, tulips and potholes. Lots of potholes.

Students in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) Heavy Equipment/Commercial Construction program are doing their part to fix the problem at the Schoharie campus, learning the art of road repair by fixing the campus' roads.

During a recent class period, students scraped down a road on the campus and started building it back up to grade.

"The students are working on the driveway to bring it to grade. This is an important skill to have when operating a bulldozer and an important part of road and site work," said teacher Matt Millard.

While students operated two bulldozers, others used rakes and shovels to work the edge of the dirt road. 

"Every spring, we scrape it down and fix the grade," Millard said.

Riley BlackIn the above photos, James Dutton of Berne-Knox-Westerlo operates a bulldozer as classmates
repair the edge of the road.

In the second photo, Riley Black of Schalmont operates a dozer.

Below, construction work is underway.

 

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