Severe winter has worsened pothole problem
10:23 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Kennedy calls for increased road repair funding

In the wake of the harshest winter in years, State Senator Tim Kennedy is calling for increased investment in road and bridge maintenance and infrastructure, plus updating technology to report pothole problems.

The Senator called for an additional $50 million in funding to the state's CHIPS program, which provides money to local communities for road and bridge construction and maintenance. In addition, the Senator is calling for an on-line portal for motorists to report pothole problems in addition to the state's current 1-800-POTHOLE line.

State Senator Tim Kennedy
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Kennedy is also calling for legislation that would hold Hew York accountable for vehicle damage on state highways, especially winter season pothole damage.