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Pittsburgh Mayor Announces Paving Plans

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Thanks to good weather, the 2012 repaving season has already started here in the City of Pittsburgh.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced the city’s capital budget will allow more streets than ever to be repaved under his administration.

He says the busiest and those in the worst shape will get first priority.

City officials admit there are 200 miles of streets in desperate need of repaving, but some will have to wait.

“We’re going to continue to put this type of money into our streets year after year,” Ravensthal said. “That’s why it was important for us to get the capital budget now we have our financial house in order.”

Street repaving started in Squirrel Hill. The Department of Public Works plans to finish 60 miles of streets in six divisions by the fall and will announce when work is coming to your neighborhood.

“Unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to do everybody’s street that needs it right now,” Public Works Director Rob Kaczorowski said. “We just ask you to bear with us and we’re going to plug away.”

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