Tell Us: Where are the Worst Potholes in Southampton?

Snow may be gone from the streets, but potholes are opening up in its place.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo

Just as apples and stripped bass have their prime season, so too do potholes. They are predictable, unavoidable and a sometimes dangerous rite of passage in Southampton?   

These gravelly, asphalt mini graves are the scourge of any commute, spilling coffee and jarring your teeth at every opportunity.

Area roads have taken a beating this winter with the freezing and unfreezing of asphalt, which creates stress, not to mention, the scrapping and pounding of snow plows as they cleared roadways after 'Hercules' dumped inches of snow earlier this month.

The net result: The roads in the area need fixing.

Patch is on a quest to uncover the worst potholes, so feel free to help us find them by sounding off in the comment section below.

pillpoppinpuppy January 15, 2014 at 06:54 AM
The intersection where Newtown Road makes a 90-degree turn
Vicki Greene January 15, 2014 at 07:49 AM
At the end of Osceola Lane there is a pothole the size of a car and at least a foot deep. Snowplows initiated the problem by chewing the asphalt. Then when the Montauk Highway was re-paved, rainwater began to flow down the lane in rivers, gathering at the bottom. This pothole becomes a stagnant sinkhole in the spring and summer -- attracting mosquitos. But because this is considered a private lane, neither the town nor the county will take responsibility for its repair or the installation of a storm drain to ameliorate a problem they created. There are only 9 homes on this little street and we have paid to have the lane paved and/or repaired in the past but now 6 of the homeowners are retired, on fixed incomes, and/or living with some disabilities and cannot afford to continuously repair this monster. Our taxes are higher than any others in Southampton, yet we get no services for our money. Shame on Southampton and Suffolk County. I welcome the dubious honor of being awarded the worst pothole designation.
Amy Beth Stern January 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM
County Road 24 has some life shaking potholes. Amy Beth Stern


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