Spring is here, and so are potholes. Could this Utica road have the most?

They Are Everywhere


With the winter salt eating away at the roads, springtime in the Empire State brings potholes. Some roads, of course, are a little more impacted by them than others. But, Jay Street in Utica might just have more than any other.


While Jay Street may not be the longest, it also isn't the most heavily traveled, but it easily is one you'd like to avoid if you could. If you're heading down Oriskany Boulevard and veer left onto Jay Street, you're instantly greeted by unavoidable potholes.

Just Look At Them


It is easy to see why Utica might not have a street with this amount of travel high on their priority list, but man could that ruin some suspension components on cars.

How Good/Bad Is New York In General For Potholes?

Road pothole
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth

If you look at the entire state as a whole, we sure don't fare too well when it comes to our road conditions. In fact, we are in the 10th spot in the United States for states with the biggest pothole problems. But why would we fair well? So many municipalities in the winter months coat the roads in salt which does degrade asphalt. Plows will come by and it can cause havoc.

What States Have It Harder?

Here is the list according to Autoblog.

  1. Washington
  2. Indiana
  3. Michigan
  4. Nebraska
  5. Ohio
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Illinois
  8. Tennessee
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. New York

Do you know of a road in Central New York with more potholes than Jay Street? Let us know and show us your pictures through our free station app.

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