Nassau Officials Create New Program To Improve County Roads

January 23, 2019 - 4:20 pm

SEA CLIFF, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — A new pothole program began Wednesday in Nassau County.

After years of neglect, County Executive Laura Curran said the roads in Nassau have fallen to ruins.

Blaming the old administration, she said one of the most basic functions of government is to provide safe roads.

Speaking at an outdoor news conference with repair crews, Curran said the county residents deserve better and her administration will be greatly expanding its efforts to fix decaying roads.

It’s being called the Pilot Program and aims to end the endless cycle of repair that typically comes with filling pothole, in which they need to be filled again and again until the road is repaved.

Ken Arnold, the county's Commissioner of Public Works, said the new program will do more than just fill in gaps.

“The Pilot Program is instead of just continually patching with hot asphalt, we’re gonna cut out large sections of the road, mill it and then pave those large sections to reduce our repetitive pothole maintenance on the same segment of road over and over and over again,” Arnold explained.

The repaving work will begin in the spring, but can continue in the winter when the weather permits.