Sunday, October 2, 2011

We're number 1!! (in potholes)

From the Times Ledger:

Queens roads are in the worst shape in the city, according to a new study by city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

Of more than 80,000 calls to 311 this year requesting road repairs, more than 22,000 were about Queens streets, the report found.

The city has witnessed a 56 percent increase in pothole complaints since 2006, and the city has been ineffective in adapting to the surge, according to de Blasio.

His analysis showed that repair requests are regularly dropped as they are passed between various city agencies, forcing complainers to call again and wasting time and city tax dollars for required re-inspection of the roads before the repairs can be made.

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