Ask The Expert
Q: Are there any more advanced materials available to fill potholes—or to simply make better roads in the first place?
A: “Presently, there is no high-tech material to make roads pothole proof,” says Betsy Feldstein, public information officer for the New York State Thruway Authority. “We continue to explore new materials that provide better performance.” An exact price for pothole repairs in Westchester is impossible to calculate, given the myriad entities responsible for all the roads in the county. But for the roads it maintains in Westchester, the Thruway Authority spends an average of $341,000 per year in repair costs—and expects this year’s figure to be closer to $400,000 (or more) given the brutal winter.