Letter: Potholes are one among the eyesores

Two eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway Two eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway between Exits 37 and 39 will be closed on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 until 2 p.m. as a crew repairs potholes in the road. Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

advertisement | advertise on newsday

I had to drive through Levittown via Hempstead Turnpike, and for a moment I wondered if I was in Lebanon, Nigeria or Afghanistan. The roads are riddled with giant potholes, making them virtually impossible to navigate ["Our roads need deep rebuilding," Editorial, March 3].

The reason is poor road construction. Instead of using concrete to fill the potholes, crews throw down blacktop mixed with some pebbles, which may last a few months at best. That road is just one of hundreds in disrepair.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

We are one of the most affluent and highly taxed counties in the country. We have manpower, equipment and money.

So why do we see garbage strewn about, potholes a foot deep and vacant buildings covered in graffiti? The situation is a disgrace.

Frank Bonanno, Massapequa Park
 

You also may be interested in: