Mayor de Blasio has been pounding the pavement during his time in City Hall, resurfacing a quarter of the city’s streets, his administration said in December. De Blasio’s Department of Transportation said that it has repaved 4,734 miles of road as of late November, with the agency on track to reach its target of fixing 1,300 miles this year. DOT officials said a $1.6 billion boost in the agency’s budget was responsible for the boom in road work.
“The men and women of DOT’s Roadways (section) have paved a quarter of the city’s streets, dramatically driving down potholes,” Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said in a statement. “We are exceeding our fiscal year resurfacing pace, but as winter approaches, our crews will transition to pothole repair.”
Trottenberg also offered a reminder to New Yorkers that they can call 311 to get a pothole fixed. Those repaved roads, meanwhile, have chopped in half the number of dangerous potholes that need to be filled. There were 233,310 potholes fixed this year as of December 4 – a 50% drop from the same point in 2014, when there were 474,571 repaired, according to the DOT.
Source: Daily News