Drivers who try to navigate city streets around Binghamton are finding it difficult to avoid the countless potholes and craters that have developed in recent weeks.

The deplorable road conditions are infuriating many motorists who must travel along streets that haven't been repaved in several years.

One WNBF Radio listener complained about the "looming craters" on Glenwood Avenue in the city's First Ward. In an email, he said "I feel as if my car will be shaken apart on that street." He called Glenwood the city's "forgotten street."

Broken pavement on Glenwood Avenue in Binghamton on April 13, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Broken pavement on Glenwood Avenue in Binghamton on April 13, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

In a news release, Mayor Jared Kraham said "this past winter was one of the worst in recent memory in terms of impact on the condition" of Binghamton streets.

Kraham said residents may call the city public works department or use the city's mobile app to report potholes in need of repair.

People may request pothole assistance by calling (607) 772-7020.

Binghamton public works crews have started filling potholes with hot mix asphalt. That procedure which involves removing existing asphalt from the area surrounding the pothole. It is then filled and sealed with hot asphalt.

The city receives several hundred pothole complaints every year.

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