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
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
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):
potholes via website: www.nj.gov/transportation/commuter/potholeform.shtm
For a full list of State Roads in Hamilton:
ü For County roads in Hamilton (such as Quakerbridge
Road, Sloan Avenue, Kuser Road, Whitehorse-Mercerville Road and parts of
County’s Highway Division at 609.530.7510
For a full list of County Roads in
“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.