Dozens of Truckloads Filling Hundreds of Potholes around Town

pothole repair march 2015 tlsPHOTO: Following yesterday’s emergency pothole meeting, the Department of Public Works has been refilling the repair crews’ trucks dozens of times in an attempt to fill hundreds of potholes around town, a DPW official confirms to TLS.

The Mayor said five trucks are out there filling the holes, at least temporarily, until the new company arrives to hot-patch them.

Just in the past 24 hours, each DPW truck was refilled approximately seven times, making that around 30 truckloads of tar to patch the hundreds of holes.

The potholes, from the worst officials have seen in years, have been the cause of dozens of flat tires, and multiple accidents.

As reported yesterday, the Mayor announced that a new state-contracted company will be coming into Lakewood within the next week or two and properly fill the potholes. Those patches are expected to last approximately 44 months, and only about 10% of those patches come out earlier.

The Mayor also encouraged motorists to call in potholes to the DPW hotline, at 732-905-3405.

[TLS]

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11 COMMENTS

  1. New Jersey has the most spending on roads, but somehow they are always in the worst condition. I don’t think the solution is throwing more government money at the problem, I think the solution is finding competent and innovative private contractors and demanding accountability from them. The private contractors we see now are always the same ones. One can’t help but wonder if they aren’t just cronies of the political class.

  2. Why are the potholes in Lakewood %500 worse than in all the surrounding towns combined? They all shared the same weather.

    Not all materials to fix potholes is the same. Can I assume someone in charge went for the cheapest price because they really have no experience or formal education in construction?

    Lest you criticize me, name a nearby down with roads anywhere near as disastrous.

    Please be careful driving, especially with older vehicles and children in the car.

  3. How about the huge potholes on case road.. Like ditches.. There was hardly ANY road left.
    The intersection of main a and Clifton is a disgrace. The busiest intersection in town is constantly filled with knee deep pothole. And now that they fixed it its still as bumpy a cobblestone street from the 3rd world.

  4. They need to just redo chestnut from manor drive to route 9 an locusts by Jim Curly an Oak s!4’treet from New Hampshire all the way to route 9

  5. Not trying to imply anything. Today I was all over town today and did not see one truck or repair crew, I did see a couple patches on Williams street though. So where were all the repairs done? Anyone?

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