This has been an ongoing thing here in Hoboken. The quality of our roads and “infrastructure” in general.
It was reported on the live police scanner this past Sunday night that a “sinkhole” was forming in the intersection of 8th and Bloomfield. The dispatcher and responding officer were debating as to whether the road should be cordoned off or not, and the officer who indicated “he was no engineer” said it might be better if some expert came down and investigate it.
When I stopped by earlier yesterday, the hole was patched up, and seemed small to begin with. But it was rather odd, since 8th Street was freshly paved just a few months ago.
While we’re on the topic of sinkholes, many new readers may not recall the giant sinkhole that appeared almost exactly a year ago on Bloomfield and Newark Streets. That was a doozy!
During my ride, I happened to see a much bigger crevice on Garden and 9th. These two holes were enough to almost make me flip over on my mountain bike! I had mentioned in a post last November, about the need for paving pretty much throughout the city, and that we had about 32 linear miles of crappy roads. How long will it take to put some money from that wacky budget of ours towards improving the quality of our roads? Maybe when they finally trim the fat, we can have a nice smooth city once and for all. Although my auto mechanic loves me and purchases lavish Christmas presents for me each year, I for one, am getting tired of it!