Traveling may have become a little bumpier for drivers in Stamford. This year’s harsh winter weather has taken a toll on the City’s roads, and that hasn’t gone unnoticed.
“We’ve had a lot of snow and freezing ice and so we’ve grown a bumper crop of potholes,” says Mayor David Martin.
The Mayor made it clear with the release of his proposed capital budget last week that more funding will be dedicated to road paving this year.
“We’re going to put a big emphasis on trying to get additional capital monies for the spring and then most of that funding will be in the summer to try to clean up the roads,” says the Mayor.
City officials say over 1,000 potholes have been filled so far, some being filled repeatedly. As part of pothole week the Mayor is encouraging residents to report the location of potholes to the City. Residents can submit this information by sending an email to StamfordPotholes@stamfordct.gov , calling Citizen’s Service at 203-977-4140 or using the mobile MyStamford App. Pothole week ends Friday, March 21.
On March 13, Mayor Martin and city officials talked more about potholes and the city’s response to winter storms live on Google hangout. To watch the video, click the link provided.