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Laura Curran announces study aimed at preventing potholes

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announces a new

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announces a new study that will attack potholes by assessing each county road for future resurfacing projects, in addition to outlining the 2018 Road Resurfacing season on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in Garden City. Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Tuesday she was launching a study of all county-owned roads in an effort to prevent potholes by prioritizing resurfacing work.

“Our infrastructure is crumbling. With over 1,500 lane miles in Nassau we have a lot of work to do,” Curran said in a statement. “We will soon begin a full investigation of our roads, so we can prioritize future resurfacing projects and rebuild with the future in mind.”

The county would hire an outside consultant to develop an electronic inventory and management system at an undetermined cost and timeline. A request for proposals is pending, Nassau County spokesman Michael Martino said.

The study is being conducted through the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, a regional transportation planning organization mandated by the federal government that identifies, plans and seeks federal funding for such projects.

Last week, Curran, a Democrat, became co-chairperson of the council — which has nine voting members and seven advisory members — including the county executives from Long Island, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties as well as New York City officials.

The county’s scheduled 2018 road resurfacing program will continue as planned during the study, Curran said.

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