Parks, Recreation & Museums

Posted on: January 15, 2014

Mangano Urges Residents To Call Or Use Nassau Now App To Report Potholes

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today reminded residents that any road issues such as potholes, which are common in the colder months, should be reported to the Nassau County Department of Highways at (516) 571-6900 or through the Nassau Now mobile application.

“Mother nature takes its toll on all roadways during the winter months,” said County Executive Mangano. “My administration has an aggressive program to fill potholes throughout Nassau in order to maintain the highest level of safety for vehicles and pedestrians on County roads.”

Pothole repairs are made within 24 hours of being reported by residents. In addition, County employees are patrol County roadways to locate and address any issues caused by the winter weather.

Potholes form because asphalt road surfaces eventually 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. Some of the dirt and gravel is pushed out as a result, leaving a hole when the water eventually melts.

To report a pothole issue, please call (516) 571-6900 or download and use the Nassau Now application on your smartphone or mobile device. The app will enable a photograph to be taken of the area and sent to the Highway Department with the GPS location.

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