Road Conditions: 2816 Rt 376 Northbound Sinkhole Patched

By my count, four NYSDOT repair crews, one sent specifically to repair this sinkhole, managed to not patch it during the last nine months:

Rt 376 2016-04-20 - Northbound milepost 1110 - sinkhole

Rt 376 2016-04-20 – Northbound milepost 1110 – sinkhole

Good news comes to those who wait:

Rt 376 2016-04-21 - Northbound milepost 1110 - sinkhole

Rt 376 2016-04-21 – Northbound milepost 1110 – sinkhole

It didn’t involve waiting: by random chance, a fifth NYSDOT road repair crew happened to be in that area when Mary rode by. She stopped directly atop the sinkhole and screamed at the flagger until he came over. She explained the problem and, wonder of wonders, this time they put asphalt in the right spot.

The patch looks hand-tamped and will pop out after a while, but it’ll be great while it lasts.

 

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  1. #1 by Mike on 2016-04-29 - 15:13

    Back when I commuted on a Honda motorcycle I carried a can of upside-down spray paint. If I saw a sinkhole, large pothole, etc and (a) it was safe to do so and (b) I wasn’t in a hurry I’d flag it by painting a circle around it. I specifically use the same color as the road crews used to flag for the repair crews…

    The stuff comes in pink, orange, yellow, green and blue. Pink and orange are the popular colors around here. See http://www.amazon.com/Upside-Down-Marking-Paints-Fluorescent/dp/B007A5NROE

    • #2 by Ed on 2016-04-29 - 15:18

      Sounds like constructive vandalism to me!

      NYSDOT will repave Rt 376 next year and I’m sorely tempted to mark a few spots that need special attention …

    • #3 by Red County Pete on 2016-04-29 - 19:42

      If I’m recalling correctly, I got a can at Home Depot several years ago.