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Pothole Problems: Where Are the Worst Road Craters in Montville?

Harsh winter has wreaked havoc on New Jersey roadways.

It's been a rough winter. 

From snow days at school to salt shortages throughout the state, towns have had to deal with the inclement weather on a daily basis, Montville included. 

With the heavy snow and ice accumulations over the past couple of months, roads may have suffered the most, as small cracks in the pavement a few weeks ago have become tire-busting craters nearly impossible to avoid.

Each town has its share of notoriously bad potholes drivers try to avoid for fear of a blowout, or even worse.

So, Montville, which roads have the worst potholes in town? Let us know in the comments.
margot February 24, 2014 at 07:19 PM
The problem is not just the weather. Our country does not use the right materials to avoid pot holes from occurring. Our township puts band aids on the really bad pot holes and so when bad weather occurs the materials they use to band aid the pot holes will not survive the weather. Why is it some European Countries know how to pave and use materials that dont affect the roads as bad as ours if and when this type of weather occurs. I saw the road crews out this spring and summer. Holding up traffic and using materials that only patch the surface. We need to repave the entire roadway ...dig underneath and use layers of asphalt. That is what are taxes should be paying for in this township. Get with it Montville. Research what will make our roads last. Look at Germany and try to find out what it is they are using that prolongs their roadways where pot holes do not occur.
Mom Tlm February 25, 2014 at 07:23 AM
Please check out big holes on Timber, outside of Nelson. The one side of the road has about 3 good size holes. Thank you.
EMG February 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Not sure if its Montville or West Caldwell, but over on Bloomfield - when you make the right merge from Route 46 and it goes into a single lane - (by Montville Home Depot) the potholes are so bad the road should be closed - no warning of them either
Comfortably Numb February 25, 2014 at 01:03 PM
I mistakenly burned a couple big pot holes in my red sweater, but I think I'm just gonna throw it out.
nuttybuick February 26, 2014 at 01:35 AM
New Jersey actually has excellent asphalt materials. Do you have any idea how much it costs to pave a road? Quality assurance is the best way for longevity of the roads...and inspectors who know what they are doing. You cannot compare us to Europe...They cant get our materials and we cant get theirs...different stone and different specs, not to mention different machines. Lay down crews are all under pressure to maximize profits. Roads need to be maintained properly for longevity. The entire reason for paving is to protect the sub base. Holes from coring (checking the depth and density of the asphalt) and cracks from flexing add to this problem. Montville only has so many $ to budget for paving.
margot February 26, 2014 at 05:34 AM
Its not just montville where we have pot holes..our roads are not maintained..the same places where they put tar and gravel in last summer to fill in the pot holes have come out again. When they paved the whole road, this did not happen the same way. We pay a of taxes to live in this township, and yes it probably is expensive to pave the whole road. However, money was given to our communities for some infrastructure repairs of our roadways and instead of doing of the roads last year, only a few were done. Obviously what would be have been nice was for Congress to help out and pass the infrastructure bill that was proposed instead of voting it down and so many of the roads in this state could have been repaired fully, not with band aids of gravel and some tar in certain areas of the road.
MikeL February 26, 2014 at 01:35 PM
There are a couple of big ones on Jacksonville. One of them is right near Indian Lane. It may be too late to fix it. There was someone moving into it yesterday.
Patricia Stagg February 26, 2014 at 03:28 PM
Church Lane between River Road and the entrance to Montville Chase is quite bad. Church Lane in that area is normally a mess that has needed re-paving for several years and it has only been made worse now with potholes.
Dan Grant March 02, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Most people don't vote and those that do only vote in presidential elections. If you don't vote hit those bumps and if you only vote in presidential call the Whitehouse. Maybe they will help you out.
margot March 02, 2014 at 11:28 AM
After reading that article in The Record regarding toll hikes and the reasons for them, which disgusts me, The apathy of people who dont vote and complain about the roads or tolls,or just those who dont get the corruption that goes on in this state will continue to make New Jersey a very expensive place to live where private companies employed by this state still get away with "murder".

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