Department of Transportation Gets $2 million to Repair Winter Damage

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
February 16, 2011 Updated: February 16, 2011

NEW YORK—The harsh winter has left its mark on the city's streets, but the Department of Transportation (DOT) hopes to make a bumpy ride smoother with $2 million in pothole-repair funding.

New Yorkers can watch their tax dollars at work on “The Daily Pothole” a website established by DOT thedailypothole.tumblr.com. City residents can report potholes and track the progress of repairs. On Feb 15, city workers repaired 3,859 potholes; 179,218 potholes have been repaired since July 1, 2010.

The $2 million is expected to translate into 40,000 fewer potholes and 30,000 square yards of strip paving for more severely damaged roads.

"Our crews have already filled nearly 85,000 potholes this year and now these reinforcements will help make our streets safe and smooth and keep New York's economy moving," stated DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan in a press release. DOT has repaired 50 percent more potholes this January than they did in January 2010.

The repair season finishes in April and road crews will be busy in the meantime.

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.