Springtime 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.
In the above photos,
James Dutton of Berne-Knox-Westerlo operates a bulldozer as
repair the edge of the road.
In the second photo, Riley Black of Schalmont operates a dozer.
Below, construction work is underway.