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Where Are South Brunswick's Worst Potholes?

DOT program beginning to repair roads across the state.

Now that spring has returned to New Jersey the Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is busy tackling pothole problems that have developed along their roadways. 

Last week a crew was hard at work throughout the state using a machine appropriately known as the "Pothole Killer." After a winter full of freezes and thaws Garden State roads have taken a pounding and will now be fixed to make them safer for all motorists. 

NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said crews will be hard at work now that warmer weather is in the forecast. "The investments we are making in major roadway resurfacing and reconstruction projects are paying dividends in the form of improved roadway conditions," he said. "We have pushed up our roadway ratings from 50 percent in acceptable condition in 2010 to 59 percent today."

According to information provided by the DOT since July of 2012 crews have filled close to 94,000 potholes throughout the state. That number is expected to "rise significantly," the department said. 

DOT Assistant Commissioner Rich Shaw said the work they are doing will help keep the roads safe and clean. "We are challenging ourselves this spring on two fronts — to respond and to repair every pothole that we observe or gets reported to us by the public, while also making a noticeable difference in the appearance of highways through a massive litter-removal in which every mile of state highway will be cleaned."

To report potholes on state roads check out the DOT website

Tell us in the comments section: What roads in South Brunswick are in need of pothole repairs?

Sb Reisdent April 01, 2013 at 04:51 AM
What planet are you from? To suggest that the real estate bubble didn't pop here in SB as well is ridiculous. I don't know anyone in SB who watched the value of their house go up as other towns watched their bubbles burst. SB suffered the same fate as everyone albeit less of a decline than some. The value of my home dropped more than 40 percent from 2008 – 2010 and it’s recovery to date still leaves me 30 percent below 2008 market. I don’t understand how anyone believes that the value of ones home equates to quality of life anyway. The real estate bubble has nothing to do with our local politicians (good or bad). If you don’t understand that you need to get your head out of the sand. As for your statement that “property values are the gauges of the health of a neighborhood” wrong again. Property values are only one small part of the many things that gauge the health of a neighborhood. And frankly, the property values in SB are much weaker than many areas of the state.
Tugwalla April 01, 2013 at 11:48 AM
BREAKING NEWS FROM THE PATCH...."Cranbury Saves Taxpayers One Million Dollars and Increases Public Safety". Yes...lower costs and more cops on the street! According SB officials it impossible! But how can Cranbury do it? http://lawrenceville.patch.com/articles/cranbury-company-takes-over-emergency-dispatch-today How come SB officials cannot be more creative and less political in how they manage our tax dollars? In my opinion there are millions of dollars wasted due to decisions made or not made by the SB Town Council and Administrators.
catherine April 11, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Still waiting for the Township to fix the horrible potholes on New Road (on the east side of Route 1)...One lane even seems to have melted and has created wavy grooves that you drive into....rollercoaster style!
catherine April 11, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Hey SB residents arguing here...You think it's bad here, come on down to EB sometime! Our taxes where I live are really a wallet killer, home values have fallen into the deep blue sea, and we have a mayor that will jump ship and not even finish his term most probably from what I was reading...And not to even speak of the potholes that we have on the side roads and Route 18.....What a collective nightmare!
Sb Reisdent April 11, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Those rollercoaster grooves are almost as bad as the ones at Major Road and Route 1. I believe that jughandle maintenance is the responsibility of NJ DOT and not the township.

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