Paving Botchery

Hoboken Paving Botchery and missed opportunities

Paving botchery is another questionable hoboken momentWe briefly touched on this paving botchery last week in the most recent Water Main Break thread. But this still needs to be aired out a bit.

Here we have a situation that the city knew about WAY in advance, as PSE&G did work on 10th street late last year, and it was on them to “fix” the side they dug up for infrastructure upgrades (a phrase the city knows very little about, by the way. Say it slowly, it’s not too hard… IN.. FRA.. STRUC.. TURE.)

Apparently, PSE&G told the city of Hoboken that they had scheduled to pave HALF the street (the side they dug up), and offered to do the other side on the city’s behalf. Since the equipment was already going to be there, and so on. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the whole road re-done properly?

The city refused.

What we’re left with now is a painfully embarrassing mockery of a city road. Kidney-jarring on one side, “freshly shaven” on the other. Eventually this will have to be re-paved entirely again, at a higher cost to property taxpayers. Why the city didn’t creatively capitalize on this opportunity is mind-boggling. Perhaps it has something to do with the excess lawyer overhead we have?

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back-draft
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back-draft

Our city is painful to watch. I see your point. The power company was already fucking there, had all the equipment, could have fully repaired the entire road, but the Mayor just dropped the ball. I walked past this the other night. Absurd!

Who allows such atrocities to happen? Oh, never mind… I just looked at my zip code.

homeworld
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The city didn’t budget for this, so it would have had to have a slush fund for it or bond to pay for it. We all know how much the City Council likes infrastructure improvements. They’re constantly voting down any public works projects including even fixing Pier C.[quote comment=”220147″]Our city is painful to watch. I see your point. The power company was already fucking there, had all the equipment, could have fully repaired the entire road, but the Mayor just dropped the ball. I walked past this the other night. Absurd!Who allows such atrocities to happen? Oh, never mind… I just looked at my zip code.[/quote]

homeworld
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When is PSE&G going to repave Adams Street? It’s been 2 years since they ripped it up and haven’t done a thing to fix it.

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