Drivers in Franklin Square fed up with pothole problem
Frustrated Franklin Square residents say potholes are a year-round problem for them -- and complaints about their rutted roads haven't led to any improvement.
Concerned neighbors say the potholes on Admont Avenue can be a safety hazard for drivers and pedestrians. They say driving over one of them could damage vehicles, and pieces of asphalt could potentially fly up and hit children who wait at the corner for their school bus.
Some of the street's residents say they've repeatedly reported the issue to Hempstead Town officials. They say crews have come to temporarily fill the potholes several times.
Eric Stringer says he has lived in the area for five years and that the only way to address the issue is by repaving the street.
"We are trying to get the road fixed properly, and we are consistently told the road does not need a heavy repair," Stringer says.
Deputy Town Supervisor Joseph Davenport says the town is currently working on a capital plan for 2018 and will soon determine which roads will get a new surface this year.
"Certainly this road is of particular interest," he says. "We will have to see how that compares to other town roads."