Things that go bump in the Road
Things that go bump in the Road…Will the Pot Holes in Hamptons in 2015 be worst than 2014?
We can only pray that we are finished with snow for this winter season. I estimate that we are close to 40inches of snow so far this winter season. Workers have been working non-stop plowing and sanding roads since January 27th, since the first snow storm of 2015 with nearly 30 inches of snow on that day. I am sure many of them are ready for a much needed rest, but on the positive many were employed for the winter season and we could be in Boston.
The question on everyone’s mind is will we be drowning in Potholes for 2015 like we were for 2014? Sag Harbor has some really bad roads, but not as bad as East Hampton. I was out driving this morning on Noyac Road, some areas were challenging but I found Route 114 going towards East Hampton to be really bad. I thought for sure I would damage my car. I am told that there are horrible horrible horrible pot holes on Noyac between Morton Wildlife and Millstone. How are the roads in your towns Montauk, Amagansett, Springs, Sagaponack, Bridgehampton, Watermill, Southampton, Hampton Bays, Quogue, East Quogue, Remsenburg, Speonk, Westhampton?
This year’s roads are especially treacherous for drivers because this winter has been a particularly brutal one, with frequent snow since January 27th, ice, and frigid temperatures giving way to brief thaws, before the cycle repeats again. The fluctuation in temperature between the daytime and the evening, paired with all that ice and snow, are “wreaking havoc on the roads in the Hamptons”. Heavy traffic takes a greater toll on the roads, and heavy truck traffic an even greater toll combined with some of these roads at the end of their lifespan, causes the potholes.
Who is responsible for fixing the roads, and will there be enough funds to fix the roads this Spring? I suggest you contact the D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) in your area to report potholes in your area, put them on alert. You have a greater chance of those potholes getting fixed sooner than later.
New State toll-free number for state operated roads. — 800-POTHOLE….Until then, slow down when driving over a pothole. We are only at the beginning of March so don’t go celebrating yet, March has a way of continuing to surprise us, so we will pray for no more snow, but lets be prepared just in case “Mother Nature” decides to throw us a curve ball..