Thunderbolt 12 checks out conditions of LI roads as lawmakers negotiate infrastructure bill

News 12's Kevin Vesey was out in Thunderbolt 12 Thursday checking roadways across Long Island that are known pothole-troubled areas.
A section of Jericho Turnpike is in the process of being repaved, but some streets still need a lot of work. Officials say federal infrastructure dollars would go a long way towards making that happen.
All eyes are on Washington as lawmakers work to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which could help repair Long Island's roads.
Lindenhurst Mayor Michael Lavorata says he plans to fight for his village's share of federal dollars to fix streets and combat flooding south of Montauk Highway.
"This is a major area where I need to spend money and I realize that," says Lavorata. "We've been trying to do that on piecemeal. And naturally, any major amount of money that comes in will always help."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hopes to hold a vote by the end of the week, but progressive Democrats won't pass the infrastructure bill unless the social spending package also goes through.