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?

Marc C. Kollar March 29, 2013 at 02:28 PM
Though not on a state road, it would be nice in SBPW would fill in the potholes that have formed along the seam at Deans Lane and Georges Road. Making a left there from Georges onto Deans is bad enough with the drivers coming southbound who think the light is merely a suggestion. However, trying to dodge the potholes at the same time becomes far more tricky.
Tugwalla March 29, 2013 at 04:37 PM
The worst pothole in town that causes almost every resident in town the biggest pain is that huge one on the west bound lane on Ridge Rd (522) right before the intersection of Kingston lane......oh.....wait....its not a pothole its just the SB municipal building!
Pamela March 29, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Pinter Lane.
SBResident2010 March 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Tugwalla why you don't move out of the township if you're so unhappy here. I know several people that read the Patch and they all say they skip right over your comments because they know there's no substance or objectivity whatsoever coming from your side. The constant negativity is nauseating.
Tugwalla March 30, 2013 at 01:36 PM
SBresident...are you one of the many disengaged uniformed residents? Many if not all of the lifestyle problems in our town...potholes, overcrowding, traffic, out of control taxes, negative business environment...etc...etc...etc...emanate from the corner of Ridge and Kingston Lane...the township municipal building and the players inside of it! Rather than talk to your friends about Tugwalla...read the SB budget, do a little research, attended town council meetings and challenge the decisions made by our our elected officials and town administrators. If you do, you will see very quickly, in my opinion, why the towns financial and operational issues are a mess and unsustainable. If you choose to sit on the sidelines while this once great town deteriorates it is you who should be the moving out of town! PS - Reading your post if ind that it was both negative and un-substantive...very nauseating! Ohhh....the irony!
Sb Reisdent March 30, 2013 at 03:24 PM
The worst are at the jug handle at Major Road and Hwy 1 next to Burger King. The center lane has two sunken tracks and it's like riding a roller coaster as you cross Hwy 1. Something I would expect in a third world country.
Tugwalla March 30, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Sb Reisdent...interesting that you refer to SB as a "third world country"....very insightful!
Sb Reisdent March 30, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Although tugwalla can come across a bit juvenile in his comments at times he does make a good point. I tend to agree with his statement that "THIS ONCE GREAT TOWN" is deteriorating.
SBResident2010 March 30, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Ask Tugwalla if the value of his/her property has deteriorated over the years in this town like it has in other towns. I guarantee you there hasn't been a significant drop. All of that crying and whining he does he knows *bleep* well the value of his property has risen greatly due to the gains made by this town educationally and overall due to the business enterprises the leadership in this town has been able to sustain. He so far from left field I heard he was blaming the Muslim school on the corner of Rte 1 and Promenade Blvd for that tragic crash some weeks ago at that intersection involving a dump truck. Epitome of absurdity. Just saying....
Tugwalla March 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM
SB...your logic is flawed and grammar abysmal. You almost had a valid debate going concerning SB home values until you had to lie and start the personal attacks...I found your line ....."I heard he was blaming...." pretty funny and flattering. Guess what pipsqueak you heard wrong…so stick with the facts. Home values mean nothing. Quality of life means everything. Anyone who has lived here for over 15 years can attest to the fact that is coming to a tipping point. Once a thriving community we are looking more and more like just some of our less desirable neighboring towns.
SBResident2010 March 30, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Home values mean nothing??? How silly is that statement. There's a correlation between 'quality of life' and home values; everyone knows that. Anyone who has lived here in South Brunswick the last 15 has seen there property values double. Where were you then when you sat back and watched the value of your house jump. We're you crying and whining then with juvenile statements? I think I know the answer to that. Just saying...
Tugwalla March 30, 2013 at 11:31 PM
oh yes...my house doubled in price but my taxes doubled, traffic tripled, large employers in SB are down 50%, health insurance rose 500%, car insurace went up 400%....like I said home prices mean nothing...
SBResident2010 March 31, 2013 at 01:05 AM
One of the biggest investments you make is in your house. Even a third grader knows that. If the value of your property has gone through the roof, and it has around here then that evens out everything else. You can't even make one positive statement about this town with being negative. Like I said that's why your statements are dismissed by many readers on the Patch. I'm done here, my point has been confirmed.
Tugwalla March 31, 2013 at 01:22 AM
SB....the biggest investment you should be making is in your retirement..... either on a pre or post tax basis. Rental property is an investment sad but true in the Obama era your home is no longer as solid investment as it was with my parents, As an active member in the fabric of the SB community I am try to improve the quality of life for my neighbors...the problem is our current political leadership is putting their own interests above those of the hard working taxpayers! Yes your point is confirmed... you are an ill informed individual and/or SB political insider posting to hide the impotence and mismanagement of the the towns political leadership.
Amy March 31, 2013 at 05:27 AM
I cannot believe people on this site still engage "tugwalla" (how ridiculous is that name? but I guess that was the best he could come up with for yet another alias) in conversation. If you people only knew what a sad little man he is, you'd simply regard him with pity and proceed with your lives. Whether he cheers or jeers you, any comments/feedback from him is from the deteriorating mind of a mental case. If there's any question if what I say is true, just take a look back at his posting history. When a person tells you who they are through words and/or actions...believe them!
Tugwalla March 31, 2013 at 12:03 PM
I cannot believe people on this site still engage "amy" (how ridiculous is that name? but I guess that was the best she could come up with for yet another alias) in conversation. If you people only knew what a sad little woman she is, you'd simply regard her with pity and stuff a few bucks in her gstring.
Sb Reisdent March 31, 2013 at 03:05 PM
PROPERTY VALUE = QUALITY OF LIFE, unlike you I do not view the quality of life here is SB as being based on my property value. I cannot dispute that some quality of life areas have improved over the years but there is no doubt that the overall quality of life here in SB has greatly deteriorated. Perhaps you are a relative newcomer and don’t have the same perspective. As for the tragic accident you speak of. Perhaps it could have been avoided if the traffic signals prohibited left turns (RED TURN ARROW) whenever straight through traffic has a green light. Similar to the intersection at New Road and 522
Sb Reisdent March 31, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Anyone who equates rising property value with improved quality of life needs to open their eyes. They have nothing to do with each other. If MONEY is what is most important to you then rising property values are great as long as you are a property owner and SB is holding its own in that regard, however if QUALITY OF LIFE is most important you cannot dispute that we have lost quite a bit over the years. I guess you short timers have a different perspective. I only wish you could have known what it was like here in SB 10 - 20 - 30 -40 years ago. Most of you would agree that our quality of life is much worse today.
Tugwalla March 31, 2013 at 03:55 PM
SB...i think some of those posting in here are township political insiders attempting to defend and make excuses for the current town political leaders who are personally responsible for turning the town into such a mess.
SBResident2010 March 31, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Only Tugwalla would believe political hacks are the ones posting logical comments on his ridiculous thinking. That's consistent from one who's thinking comes from a planet just past the dwarf planet Pluto. Everyone knows property values are the gauges of health of a neighborhood. Again you guys are complaining about the town but I guarantee you were quiet as kept when you were watching the value of your house go up and properties in other towns watched their bubbles explode. Some people were just born to cry and whine about everything, and if your way of thinking comes from another planet that hasn't been discovered yet, such as blaming schools on terrible car accidents then there is no way to have a rational debate with you....to put it succinctly - it's hopeless.
I am RIGHT March 31, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Steve - Don't go changing to try and please me. I believe in your first amendment right to present your views and I'd like to see more postings by you. If everyone shared the same viewpoint this forum would be boring. I like to read posts from people with viewpoints different from my own.
Tugwalla March 31, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Cry? Whine?....stating facts and opinions is just that! The problem is that the majority of SB residents have turned into a mindless bunch of drones...never questioning authority. They have been brainwashed into thinking that if we rightsize the town budget and payroll...the world will end and if we don't keep increasing school taxes their kids will turn into a bunch or morons. Obviously SBred2010 must be a realtor...if the only thing he cares about is the price of his one bedroom condo.
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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