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3/13/2015 - Hamilton ‘Springs’ Into Action Against Potholes

 

Hamilton ‘Springs’ Into Action Against Potholes

The quick turn from low temperatures and snow to balmy spring weather is a welcome change for most of us, but it does have one consequence.

It wreaks havoc on local roads.

During the late winter/early spring months is when potholes most frequently develop, as the rapid changes in temperatures and precipitation can turn the slightest pavement cracks into full-blown potholes.

That is why Hamilton Township is springing into action against potholes and asking for residents’ assistance in reporting them to local officials. 

“We are aggressively working to fill potholes all across our community and are asking for residents to help our efforts by reporting the potholes they encounter in their travels,” says Mayor Kelly Yaede.

Through a designated Pothole Repair Crew concentrating on this issue, Hamilton’s Division of Public Works is targeting potholes on the township’s 200 plus lane miles of primary roads before moving onto the approximately 425 plus lane miles of secondary or neighborhood roads.  

Thanks to warming temperatures, road crews will be able to use “hot patch” which tends to last longer than the “cold patch” that must be used during winter months.  Additionally, crews will perform “cut out” projects in specific areas, as needed, which involves repairing lower based levels of roads and sealing the area once repaved.    

While 625 lane miles of road is a lot of ground to cover, residents can help Township crews by reporting the location of potholes in the following ways:

ü  Visiting www.HamiltonNJ.com/LetUsHelpYou and submitting a service request

ü  Using the HamStat Smart Phone App, which can be downloaded via www.HamiltonNJ.com/LetUsHelpYou

ü  Calling the HamStat Call Center at 609.586.0311 weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm

 

Additionally, residents can report potholes to state and county officials:

ü  For State Roads in Hamilton (such as Route 33, Route 130 and parts of Nottingham Way):  

Report potholes via website: www.nj.gov/transportation/commuter/potholeform.shtm

For a full list of State Roads in Hamilton:

http://gispro.mcmtrans.com/hamiltonnjwo/HamiltonNJStateCounty.pdf

ü  For County roads in Hamilton (such as Quakerbridge Road, Sloan Avenue, Kuser Road, Whitehorse-Mercerville Road and parts of Nottingham Way):

Call Mercer County’s Highway Division at 609.530.7510

For a full list of County Roads in Hamilton:

http://gispro.mcmtrans.com/hamiltonnjwo/HamiltonNJStateCounty.pdf

 

“I thank residents for their assistance and their patience as we aggressively tackle this issue to improve road conditions for our entire community,” says Mayor Kelly Yaede.