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Public Works Crews On A Mission, Potholes Filled In Parts Of Harrison

This stretch of Park Aenue in Harrison remained pitted by deep potholes last week .By Tuesday May 12, public works crews had filled them with fresh asphalt. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
One of the former, now filled potholes on Park Avenue in Harrison, as it looked on May 1. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Just over the Harrison village line, in the City of Rye, newly sunken water main covers (spray painted in blue) were doing damage to passing motorists' car tires on Wednesday May 13. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Shortly after Daily Voice's survey of Westchester County roadway conditions, Harrison Department of Public Works' crews filled some nasty potholes along Park Avenue in that village. (See "before" photo from May 1 to the right.)

The same good news cannot be reported about pitted roadways identified in Bedford, Briarcliff, Mount Pleasant, New Rochelle, North Castle, Pleasantville or White Plains -- where public pavement remains bumpy along Route 117, Route 172, Pinebrook Boulevard, Pleasantville Road, Marble Avenue and other busy thoroughfares like Interstate 684 as flagged by Daily Voice here last week.

During the past week, readers alerted Daily Voice to other tire-smashing offenders along Route 22 in Bedford,Sherwood Avenue in Ossining, Route 133 in Mount Kisco, Hunterbrook Road in Yorktown, Route 116 in North Salem, sunken manhole covers along Route 127 (North Street) in Rye and Harrison and a hazardous, sunken, unmarked shoulder during construction along the southbound lanes of the Bronx River Parkway -- just north of Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Also rough are the access roads from Interstate 287 to the Hutchinson River Parkway as well as the I-287 ramp to I-684. And I-287 westbound, especially from Port Chester/Rye through the Interstate-684 exit.

Meanwhile, on I-684 northbound, for several miles leading up to the Armonk/Bedford exits and beyond, many rough spots remain -- even after state police and state Department of Transportation crews shut down two of the three lanes for "pothole repairs" on May 1. Interstate 95 past Rye and Port Chester also remained a bumpy thoroughfare on Wednesday night.

And while Harrison crews had filled potholes along Park Avenue by Tuesday, just over the Harrison village line, in the City of Rye, newly sunken water main covers (spray painted in blue) were doing damage to passing motorists' car tires on Wednesday. (See third photo at right.)

Several readers asked how to recoup money lost on new tires, suspensions or other major vehicle repairs. Some local towns post forms on their websites for drivers to report damaged roads. Greenburgh, for instance, sometimes repays motorists for a damaging pothole, but only after a prior complaint has been formally logged..

Please let Daily Voice know, in the comment section below, i f your city, town or village has a system for reimbursing motorists, or if the municipality has been particularly negligent or non-responsive in addressing persistent infrastructure problems.

Readers with any updates, or new reports on road conditions, also can leave a comment below.

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