Potholes plague the Capital Region

March 15, 2019 06:48 PM

Calls and complaints about bad road conditions and pot holes are coming in all across the Capital District.

On Friday, crews could be seen out in Troy patching the problem spots with a temporary fix.

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"It's just oil and stone mixed and we use that all through winter," said Joe DiNardo, the streets supervisor in the city.

DiNardo says multiple crews are out each day trying to keep up with the problems, but rain and melting snow combined with fluctuating temperatures mean new ones pop up every day.

The permanent solution is to patch with asphalt, but asphalt plants typically do not open until April. This year, they're getting lucky.

"One is opening Monday, which we will be in line to get some hot stuff, hot product," said DiNardo.

One big problem area is the intersection of Fourth Street and Monroe Street. Edward Kovak has lived in that area for 20 years.

"I pick up parts every once in a while, too. The parts fall right off the car when they hit the pothole," said Kovak.

Officials with the city say that intersection is slated to be repaved this spring.


Jacquie Slater

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