Potholes

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Count two local government leaders among the many who are eager for prolonged cold, wet weather to end. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz both say the longer it stays, the longer it holds up the start of critical public works projects, beginning with road repairs.

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As Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw put it, the county's roads resemble third world countries. He stood alongside a Town of Boston road, joined by other elected officials and a local resident, to blast the Poloncarz Administration for what he considers an inadequate action plan to fix damaged roadways.


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Potholes are as common to Western New York winters as gray skies and school closings. But commuters, street crews and auto repair technicians have reached a consensus that this year's pothole problem is one of the largest in recent memory. 

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As winter is left behind for the more construction-friendly weather of spring, the City of Buffalo begins its 2015 paving season. Mayor Byron Brown said residents across Buffalo will see the work of over $64 million in projects.

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Commuters should begin seeing crews out there fixing potholes but the work will appear different because there will be steam coming off the patch. With area asphalt plants starting to open, permanent road repairs can begin.

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Local governments are getting some extra funding from Albany to fix roads badly damaged by this winter's brutal weather. The new state budget provides an extra $40 million for road repair.

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With drivers hitting more and more potholes lately, local highway superintendents and state legislators are calling for more road funding.

Kennedy calls for increased road repair funding

Mar 2, 2014
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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.

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A new report released in Buffalo Wednesday finds almost half of all major roads and highways in New York "provide motorists with a rough ride."

Every year people slip and fall on bad sidewalks in Buffalo and some drivers have their cars damaged when they hit a pothole on a city street. On this week's edition of You and the Law, attorney Bryan Dolin talks about why it's hard to collect from the city when that happens.