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Road Conditions: Janet Drive

Janet Drive is across Rt 44 from the patch palimpsest I’ve already described. It serves as an entrance to two strip malls and the Canterbury Gardens apartment complex and, oddly enough, turns out to be a private road owned by Canterbury.

A huge pothole is consuming the pavement in front of the mall entrance behind the Rhinebeck Bank branch:

Janet Dr at 708 Dutchess Turnpike entrance - 2015-07-12

Janet Dr at 708 Dutchess Turnpike entrance – 2015-07-12

The light gray patches mark smaller potholes filled with what appears to be Sackrete:

Janet Dr at 708 Dutchess Turnpike - patches - 2015-07-12

Janet Dr at 708 Dutchess Turnpike – patches – 2015-07-12

The potholes made turning from Rt 44 onto Janet a bit of a challenge, particularly with drivers trying to pass on the left during the turn. We now signal for and take the entire lane from Rt 44 to the mall entrance, although impatient drivers still roar around us, directly into oncoming traffic.

Because Janet is a private drive, it doesn’t quite qualify for the Tax Dollars Asleep tag, but it gives you the general idea. The road is not signed “Private Drive” and, at least in that section, is obviously used by the general public, so it’s not at all clear what repair standards apply.

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