Nassau’s Pothole Program Fixing More Roads Than Ever Before

Sophia Hall
October 23, 2019 - 5:06 pm

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Dozens of roadways are being repaired in Nassau County as part of a resurfacing program announced earlier this year.

Drivers who commute using the same routes everyday know best that there are still plenty of issues on those roadways throughout Nassau, but County Executive Laura Curran says the $71 million repaving program is transforming neighborhoods.

“We are on the road – pun intended – to repaving an unprecedented 200 lane miles of neglected county roads by the end of this year,” Curran said.

In May, the county launched an app for motorist to report problems, such as potholes, to county officials in real-time.

“Since January of this year, more than 165 lane miles of Nassau County roadways have been repaved – that’s more lane miles resurfaced in one year than any other year,” she said.

She says maintaining the roadways is a basic function of government that has been neglected by past administrations.