Letter: Pothole repairs don't last a week

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

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Nassau County residents pay some of the highest local taxes in the country, and I believe I recently witnessed one place that our tax money is wasted.

I saw a Town of Hempstead road repair crew filling potholes on Foxhurst Road in Oceanside and Baldwin. I didn't see the crew tamp down or steamroll the asphalt patches. Within days, the patches were again potholes. I saw another crew backfilling more potholes along the same road.

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How hard is it to fill a pothole properly so that the repair lasts more than a week?

Peter Dwyer, Oceanside
 

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