Car damage from recent paving on Washington Ave? Archived

Washington Avenue New Haven, Connecticut Show on Map Hide Map
Move the marker to represent your issue's location. The address will not change.


Issue ID:


Submitted To:

New Haven




425 times






pothole, traffic, trash


Does anyone know what to do with this issue?

My car was hit by a huge chunk of paving stones/debris from the back of a Tilcon truck when they were paving Washington Ave last month.
I pulled over to talk to one of the men in the traffic vests thinking that they were police or worked for the town — but the one I would up speaking with wasn’t. He actually was a contract worker and could barely speak English. I showed him the damage and he told me to “call the town.”

I know of some people who have had the damage to their cars paid for by the town from potholes and other such damage (road debris from the recent tornado also comes to mind). I don’t think it is fair to have to put a claim into my insurance and have to pay my deductible (I may as well just pay out of pocket to avoid the increased premium)!

Has this happened to anyone else? Has the town helped by paying for the damage? If I were to contact the town, who do you recommend I call?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated!


  • XYZ (Registered User)

  • Hill Neighborhood Home Owner (Registered User)

  • Jeanne (Registered User)

  • Closed Rebecca Bombero, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (Verified Official)

  • (Registered User)

Comments are closed for archived issues.