March 16, 2015
The Marlboro Township ‘Pothole Portal’ was launched one year ago. Since that time, hundreds of residents have used this easy on-line system to report potholes encountered on Marlboro roadways and the Department of Public Works (DPW) has filled thousands of potholes. The Township homepage http://www.marlboro-nj.gov features a ‘Pothole Portal’ link to the on-line reporting system. The reporting form may also be accessed directly here http://www.marlboro-nj.gov/pothole-report.html.
Potholes following any winter are expected, but two years of severe weather took an enormous toll on roads throughout New Jersey. Marlboro is 32.5 square miles and we are responsible for the upkeep of 200 miles of roads. Information provided by our residents who drive our streets every day can be very helpful in directing resources to the areas most in need.
The short on-line form is available 24/7 and requires your name, address, and contact information as well as details of the pothole location such as the nearest house number or cross street. This will enable DPW to locate and repair the pothole as quickly as possible. Residents without computer access may telephone the Marlboro DPW at (732) 536-0188 to report the location of the pothole.
Many of Marlboro’s roads are State or County owned. Potholes on non-Township owned roads should be reported directly to the appropriate transportation agency. The State Roads in Marlboro Township are Routes 9, 18, 34 and 79 and, for the fastest response, should be reported directly using the State’s on-line reporting system at http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/potholeform.shtm. To report a pothole on a Monmouth County Road (Route 520, Tennent Road and Lloyd Road) please call the County Roads Department at (732) 431-6550. County or State roads reported through Marlboro’s Pothole Portal will be relayed to the correct agency.
The Police Division of Traffic and Safety reminds residents to obey all traffic laws when reporting a pothole. Your cooperation and assistance are greatly appreciated as DPW works to repair our roads.
Mayor Jon Hornik