More than half of New York-area urban roadways have pavement in poor condition, according to a new report by TRIP, a national transportation research group.
They’re a damaging hazard that can ruin a driver’s day. Potholes are making a mess of Tri-State Area roads as the spring thaw sets in.
State Department of Transportation Assistant Commissioner Richard Shaw said they expect to fill just over 200,000 potholes this season running until the beginning of June.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked off the city’s road paving season Monday by unveiling a new pothole filling machine. The problem is the debut was a dud, leaving a hole in the road and a hole in the mayor’s initiative.
Councilman James Oddo invited a New Hampshire company to do a demonstration of what they call the future of pothole repair.
The DOT said on Thursday the city’s streets are in their best shape in six years. They said 72.3 percent of the roads were in good condition as of June 30. That number is up from 70.8 percent in 2010.
The Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with people packing up the car and heading out of town. But many of us are in for a rough ride; not because of traffic — but potholes.
Drivers didn’t need a state report to tell them this!
Since January, the DOT has filled about 85,000 potholes – about 30,000 more than the same period last year.
With all the ice, snow, salt, plowing, freezing and thawing this winter, road craters are opening up all over.
Following record-breaking snowstorms, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg faced bumpy questions Wednesday about recent cuts to road repair workers.
A major pothole problem has been plaguing the city this winter and the situation is only getting worse as fewer workers are around to deal with the issue due to furloughs.
More than 2,000 potholes have been reported so far this season in the town of Hempstead.
County Executive Ed Mangano wants to hear from residents, so he set up an e-mail address and phone number for the public to report potholes.
Mother Nature’s fury is being felt by those who drive.