Many New York roads continue to be full of potholes and in desperate need of repaving. Unfortunately, New York State does not have adequate funds to repave roads in a timely manner or to promptly repair all potholes.

A constituent of mine, Jeff Bogart of Hastings, came up with a great idea. New York State should authorize local governments or residents to paint a circle (in a bright color) around the potholes located on state roads so motorists would be warned, in advance, of the dangers of the pothole. This could help other motorists avoid flat tires and could help the New York Department of Transportation locate the potholes quickly.

Another option New York State should consider would be to enter into contracts with local governments so as to enable localities to fix the potholes and be reimbursed.

I welcome readers’ thoughts. My email is


Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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These are great ideas--anything that can be done to help with the pothole issues (and to repair them before they become much larger) is welcomed and appreciated!

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