Nassau DPW to Fix Potholes, Grind Down Beacon Hill Road

Patch video, resident complaints push county to action.

Potholes on Beacon Hill Road near Hillcrest/Summit Road in Port Washington, Aug. 5, 2013. (Photo credit: Rich Jacques)
Potholes on Beacon Hill Road near Hillcrest/Summit Road in Port Washington, Aug. 5, 2013. (Photo credit: Rich Jacques)
Beacon Hill Road is about to get a lot smoother, according to the Nassau County Department of Public Works.

"DPW will be grinding the road this week and addressing affected area," Nassau DPW spokesman Michael Martino said. "The project should take about two to three days."

The effort to fix the area was initiated when a Patch reader asked when the "craters" would be fixed on Beacon Hill going southwest of Hillcrest/Summit Road.

Patch contacted the office of Nassau Legis. Wayne Wink, D-Roslyn, earlier this month. Wink's office then notified DPW of the situation.

Many potholes were quickly filled, but additional potholes and an uneven, bumpy driving surface remained. The lawmaker said he was dissatisfied with the work done by DPW, according to a legislative aide.

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In a Patch video last Friday, cars could be seen crossing the center line, sometimes into oncoming traffic, to avoid the uneven stretch of Beacon Hill Road.

Patch then contacted the office of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano on Tuesday.

"The County Executive believes our roads should be maintained to the highest level and asked the Department of Public Works to immediately review the site upon learning of this issue," replied Brian Nevin, a spokesman for Mangano.

See our original Beacon Hill pothole report here

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Mermaid Sue August 28, 2013 at 08:36 AM
Are they doing BOTH sides of the road? The northwest (into PW) is an abomination as you come to the top of the hill. Only in Nassau do you have to have a near uprising to get a road fixed.
Vivian Aiuto August 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Thank you, Rich Jacques! Your reporting and pursuit of this important issue has finally lit a fire and gotten results. Kudos!
Scott Shevrin August 28, 2013 at 11:26 AM
What about the rest of West Shore Road from Beacon Hill to the Viaduct? That road is a mess with potholes the size of small SUVs.
Salem Mom of Twins August 28, 2013 at 11:49 AM
West Shore Road IS a mess, I especially feel it every time I approach Fairway Drive, which is several times a week. You can't turn right onto Fairway without your teeth rattling! I've called the county about it but don't expect anything to be done, unless The Patch can help?
Tony Patrick September 05, 2013 at 10:00 AM
waste of tax money. i drive my old car there everyday, there are worse roads on long island to complain about. this is as much a waste of money as the boathouse they are building for port rowing using public funds to house a private organization


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