Officials call on DOT to fix roads in Bronx neighborhoods

Drivers say potholes are causing damage to their cars in two Bronx neighborhoods that have been ranked the second- and third-worst in the borough.



Councilman Andrew Cohen is calling on the New York City Department of Transportation to make sure streets are fixed in both Riverdale and Kingsbridge.



The Independent Budget Office, a watchdog agency that issues reports on issues in the city, studied and rated the conditions of the streets as good, fair or poor. A majority of streets in Kingsbridge and Riverdale were given a "fair" or "poor" rating.



Cohen sent a letter to the city's DOT, stating that both neighborhoods must be made priorities during spring repair season.



The data in the report is based on numbers from 2014 to 2015.



"This fiscal year, we've repaved 110 lane miles so far in the borough," a spokesperson for the city's DOT tells News 12.



The spokesperson also says the DOT has resurfaced 21 lane miles in fiscal year 2016 in Community Board 8, which serves both Riverdale and Kingsbridge, and the city plans on resurfacing 14 more lane miles this fiscal year.


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