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Streets, Roads, and Paths

Rochel Burstyn

If you’re like me, as you walk along the street, you don’t give much thought to the actual ... street. So today we’re going to meet someone who makes our roads a pleasure to walk, ride, and drive on. Meet Mr. Shlomo Hirsch from the New York City Department of Transportation.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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: Hi, Mr. Hirsch. So what do you actually do?

I’ve been resurfacing roads for 13 years now. We don’t just dump asphalt. There’s a whole process. First we have to remove the old road, spray it with chemicals, and then put down the new asphalt, smooth it, and compress it with a machine called a roller.

 

What’s your favorite part of the job?

It’s a great job, especially inNew York, the “City that Never Sleeps”! I used to work night shifts and I really enjoyed it. I also enjoy the actual paving of the streets. There’s nothing like seeing a brand-new road at the end of the workday. People like seeing a fresh, smooth street and many will come over to us as we’re packing up and leaving and say “Oh, that’s nice.” I always want to say to them, “Well, why did you have to be so disagreeable when we were working?”


 

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