It took a while for these more substantial repairs. The "fucked-up street surface," as one nearby resident called it, has been a topic of frustration in conversations on the East Village Neighbors Facebook group (and in the EVG inbox) this late winter and early spring.
In the weeks/months after the breaks, there was a patchwork of quick fixes on the wonky-looking intersection...
Said one resident: "Basically, the second water main break warped the avenue ... They come out to jackhammer constantly, make a hole, fill it with dirt, and then it caves in. "
Then another sinkhole would form.
And after residents file a complaint: "They come, throw some asphalt onto a sunken hole, leave and nothing is fixed."
Said the previously quoted resident: "The trucks wake me up at 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 a.m. and I've started getting migraines, which I've never had."
Hopefully, the repairs that started this week will prevent any future breaks and stabilize the roadway — and put an end to the various headaches.