Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 3:15 pm
People driving their cars like a smooth ride, and right now they're not getting it on River Street.
The intersection of South Main and River was damaged when a water line broke there over the winter and crews dug deep holes to find the leak and make repairs.
The holes were patched, but the surface remains lumpy and uneven.
So people have been complaining -- The Batavian has received e-mails. People want to know why, six weeks later, the street is still in the condition it's in.
"We're well aware of the problem and we're evaluating the condition all the streets are in," said City Manager Jason Molino.
River and Main won't be the only streets that need some resurfacing and the city will prioritize road work for the spring and summer, but right now, it's too soon to even start. The ground is still unthawing and roadways are still settling.
"The weather is still subfreezing and we're not going to be able to do anything until the weather warms up," Molino said.
Even if they were ready, there's no asphalt to be had for such a project.
"The City cannot do road improvements until the asphalt plants are open and the weather is warmer," Molino said. "Once asphalt becomes available and we have warmer temperatures, we will be making road improvements. Asphalt plants usually open around mid-April."