"Operation Smooth Streets" is now underway in Putnam County, giving residents a voice in the road maintenance process.
Highway Superintendents from towns in Putnam County New York gathered recently to discuss the launch of the program to improve the quality of roadways in the region. County Executive MaryEllen Odell says the time was right to look seriously at the issue because the roads took a terrible beating this winter.
Operation Smooth Streets gives residents one place to notify officials about road damage--potholes, drainage issues, cracking and the like. The reporting site also is where local, county and state officials can collectively go after funding and know what work has been done.
Southeast Town Councilwoman Lynn Eckardt says residents don’t care if a road is a state, county or local road--they just want it fixed.