Potholes in Hoboken

8/1/2008:

Our roads simply suck

It’s sad that some of us consider the crappy state of our city’s roads as “a way of life” or “it’s Hoboken, get used to it.”

Potholes, bumps, sinkholes, and more! Some streets are so bad, they often damage vehicles!

I can drive all around the entire northeast United States, and not really notice the conditions of the roads UNTIL I return back to Hoboken! Even the Pulaski Skyway has been somewhat improved recently!

I’m tired of hearing this “no money in the budget” excuse. There has to be money available to ensure the safety of our residents. What if a traffic light goes out? They have the money for that!

Here’s one REALLY bad pothole on 9th and Hudson Street. It’s over six inches deep now! Not just unsafe for cars, but what about pedestrians? It’s smack dab in the middle of the crosswalk!

What are YOUR trouble spots?

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87 Responses

  1. matt_72 says:

    [quote comment=”97158″]are you saying 8 to 10 over 25 mph or are you talking about going 8 -10 mph? If you think 33 – 35 mph is not too fast in Hoboken I will repeat that I’m happy we have potholes to stop people from going 35 mph.[/quote]

    I was saying 8-10 mph. Take a drive on every road north of the viaduct, the entire length of Monroe & some of the other roads west of Washington Street and see how fast you can go w/o bottoming out. And no weaving to avoid the potholes, drive like you normally would were they not there.

  2. SweetPea says:

    Hey, they just filled that pothole shown in the picture over the weekend. That’s on 9th & Hudson. It’s been there at least 3 years. What took so long? 😀

  3. plaintruthiness says:

    [quote comment=”97205″]Hey, they just filled that pothole shown in the picture over the weekend. That’s on 9th & Hudson. It’s been there at least 3 years. What took so long? :D[/quote]
    It must be a “county” road. Hoboken City has no $ left for asphalt!

  4. matt_72 says:

    [quote comment=”97207″][quote comment=”97205″]Hey, they just filled that pothole shown in the picture over the weekend. That’s on 9th & Hudson. It’s been there at least 3 years. What took so long? :D[/quote]
    It must be a “county” road. Hoboken City has no $ left for asphalt![/quote]

    Wow – they fill 1 tiny pothole but ignore the vast stretches of road that are so filled w/ potholes that you can barely drive on them. I’ll give them their props when I see them repave Monroe & all the roads north of the Viaduct.

  5. MidnightRacer says:

    If a regular person were to repair the potholes with his own money and materials, would that person be fined?

  6. RUHOBO says:

    north of the viaduct? Is that still Hoboken?

  7. matt_72 says:

    [quote comment=”97229″]north of the viaduct? Is that still Hoboken?[/quote]

    Everything south of the light rail is part of town. Lots of cars take those roads north of the viaduct out of town daily to get to/from the turnpike, Lincoln Tunnel & other destinations in NJ.

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