Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that residents may report potholes, which are common to all municipalities on Long Island at this time of year, to the Department of Highways at 516-677-5757 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. This hotline service is being provided to residents in an effort to fill potholes caused by winter damage in a more efficient manner. Residents may also report pothole issues on Nassau County and the State of New York roadways and highways. The town will transmit these concerns to the appropriate municipal highway crew.
“As the winter ends, all municipal roadways experience the devastating effects of freezing temperatures and salt applications,” said Saladino. “The Town of Oyster Bay is working quickly to make these repairs and we recognize it is one of our residents’ highest priorities.”
At the direction of Saladino and the Town Board, the Department of Highways has increased resources so that pothole repairs will be made more quickly. Potholes form as asphalt road surfaces crack under the heat of the day. These cracks allow snow and rain water to seep into the underlying dirt and gravel. This water freezes and expands, and as a result dirt and gravel is pushed out leaving a hole when the ice melts. While winter has resulted in a large number of potholes throughout Long Island, additional potholes are expected to open as the weather warms. The Town of Oyster Bay is shifting its attention to address these potholes immediately.
To report a pothole issue, call 516-677-5757 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org.