State Street & Willett St Albany, New York
I took this picture today, after the contractor hired by the city competed paving operations on State Street. This is at the intersection of Willett and State. This is just horrendous. How much extra would it have cost to have the contractor sawcut the transitions? Or run a bobcat with milling head across the road? Callanan is a huge company and does far larger projects than this, and knows better.
The better question is, why wasn't city engineering out to inspect their work? Or if they couldnt be bothered come out and inspect the TENS OF THOUSANDS of dollars of work that was completed over the last two days, why not hire an inspection company to do it for them? Or did city engineering look at this and go "looks good enough to me?"
This is terrible. Every single other intersection is the same story. It will ride terrible, it will cause tripping hazards. The second it drops below freezing and a plow goes over it, its going to blow out. And at that point, all this work was done why? Just to spend money?
Half of the manholes for the sewer are a couple millimeters high. High enough so that when the drum rolled over them, no compaction was achieved on the asphalt around it. This will also blow out as soon as a plow goes over it.
The taxpayers pay a ton in taxes to the city, particularly over here where property values are so high. Citizens deserve far better than this absolutely terrible work for the money they pay.
42 S Dove St Albany, New YorkThis property now belongs to Green Tech & they must, unlike Bishop Maginn, keep it up with mowing and snow removal. Please notify them of their responsibility and I will do the same.
258-554 Lark Dr Albany, NY 12210, USAI have reported this bus multiple times. Most recently 20 days ago and it is still siting in the city street not registered and has not moved. 2 years of street cleanings and snow removal and the bus still sits
68 Fleetwood Ave Albany, NYHello, several large, loose hanging branches are up high in the tree ready to fall on children at any moment. Also, the large lower limb appears ready to fall during any rain, wind, or snow storm. If possible, please remove the lower limb for safety of neighborhood children.
North Pearl St.Person who called/stopped in: Barbra Andrews
Organization: Albany Resident
Phone number: 518-426-7208
Message: Barbra is very concerned with DGS’s snow removal efforts today. She lives in Albany N.Y and works in Menands on North Pearl St. She essentially has to drive through the center of the city to get to work and was absolutely horrified at the rate her car was slipping and sliding on the roads. She did not see one salt truck and called DGS to voice her concerns. They told her they were handling it and seemed nonchalant about the whole issue. She emphasized that Marwell and Lawn Avenue are a nightmare and at one point she pulled over to let trucks and cars go buy to track up some of the snow. She would like a call back the above number is her house phone, but she does not want a call from DGS they essentially pushed her to the side
Person who called/stopped in: Barbara Andrews
Phone number: 518-426-7208 (Home)
Message: Barbara was upset with the lack of plows/ snow removal today from the City of Albany. She “did not see one plow/sand truck” on her way to work this morning. She lives on Marwood and works in Menands. She called earlier today complaining about the roads (she spoke with Sam who she said was very nice). About an hour and a half after that call her daughter had gotten into an accident on Whitehall. Her daughter was ok but she was still very upset about the street conditions. She would like someone to acknowledge her complaint and at the very least leave a message at her home phone.
248 Lark St Albany, NY 12210, USAThe Lark Street BID cannot even keep their property cleared of snow and ice. How do we expect other business and property owners to keep their sidewalks clean for pedestrians especially those that are handicap. Tell us what exactly does the BID do for Lark Street?