Two eastbound lanes on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway were set to shut down Monday night, as state Department of Transportation crews began a resurfacing project.
Potholes Causing Headaches For Motorists
It has been nearly 20 years since the New Jersey side of the Palisades Parkway has been re-done now, drivers are going to see action.
Road crews will conduct overnight repairs over the next two weeks. As a result, there will be some lane closures from Nyack to Spring Valley between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
State lawmakers exempted the state from having to reimburse drivers for pothole-releated damages during winter months.
Any drivers around the five boroughs of New York City or in New Jersey can now download an app to help others spot where the potholes are.
The TRIP report said fuel is needlessly wasted when drivers sit in traffic. Experts said not enough has been invested into roadways.
The town has summoned employees from other departments to assist highway workers to repair the large number of craters that have popped up following a barrage of winter storms.
State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti has called on the state Department of Transportation to shift repairs into emergency mode.
Potholes, road salt and other wintertime hazards have wreaked havoc on cars all across the region.
Mayor de Blasio has waged a war against potholes in New York City.
Even as crews patch potholes, new and existing craters continue to surface.
Republican Staten Island councilman Vincent Ignizio said the freeze-thaw cycle, salt and plows have taken their toll. The councilman has also called on the mayor to beef up the DOT budget.
Motorists are advised that two southbound lanes will be closed between 49th Street and the UN underpass.
The crash took place on the northbound side near 59th Street. It was not clear whether pot holes played a role in the accident but one vehicle had suffered obvious axle damage.