Assemblyman Abinanti Seeks State Pothole Hotline, Interactive Website

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Assemblyman Tom Abinanti
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mount Pleasant) recently wrote a letter to state Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald calling for an emergency road repair program as well as an interactive pothole website. 

Abinanti acknowledged that there is already an 800 phone number that residents can use to report dangerous potholes, but also wants an interactive website where motorists can report the locations of significant potholes, check the status of their repair and view the locations of reported significant potholes that must be avoided.

“The recent extraordinary weather has had an extraordinary impact on our State roadways which requires an extraordinary response,” Abinanti said in the letter. “The website would allow drivers to assist the department in prioritizing work and also allow drivers to plan their routes with a map showing where potholes have been reported before venturing out on the roads.”

Abinanti also wants the DOT to set up an emergency pothole repair program given the recent bad weather.

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You don't need a hotline Tommy, just go outside and you'll hit them. Another waste of time to get free publicity.