NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Potholes were the talk of the town during the brutal winter. Now, in the middle of summer, New York City’s Transportation Department is crowing about the roads being steady and smooth.
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.READ MORE: Appointments No Longer Needed At NYC's COVID Vaccination Sites; Anyone 16+ May Walk In, Mayor De Blasio Announces
Told that the city was bragging about the roads, one livery driver who spoke with 1010 WINS’ Al Jones greeted the news with a bit of skepticism.
1010 WINS’ Al Jones Speaks With Skeptical New Yorkers
“That’s not true — lot of potholes and they never fix it. I don’t know if they keep the money, what they’re doing with the money,” he said.READ MORE: 2 Rescued From Fire At Glen Cove Group Home, Long Island Fire Officials Say
Another woman, named “Mary” said she finds almost all the streets she drives on are in desperate need of work.
“You find cracks, you find potholes and dirty,” she said.
She also complained that the roads were bad on West 125th Street in Harlem, where she spoke with Jones, in addition to in Washington Heights.MORE NEWS: Prosecutors: Woman Sexually Assaulted During Armed Robbery In Woodbridge, N.J.
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