WESTFIELD, NJ — While Westfield’s Department of Public Works is on the job fixing the town’s pothole-pocked roads this spring, “It’s a long road ahead,” Councilman Frank Arena, chair of the public works committee, told the Town Council at a recent conference meeting. “The roads are in such bad shape.”

Greg O’Neil, Westfield’s director of public works, told TAP into Westfield that he expects the DPW to be caught up with potholes on town roads by the end of April. He noted that filling potholes is a job that’s never completed.

 “We have a crew anywhere from six to eight people per day filling potholes throughout the entire town. We are utilizing anywhere from 12 to 16 tons of asphalt daily,” said O’Neil.

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Arena noted that Westfield isn’t alone in its pothole problem. “Potholes are out of control throughout the state,” he told the council.

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