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Extra Funding For Street Repaving Hangs On Council’s Approval

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – More Pittsburgh streets could get attention now that the city has come up with an extra $3 million for road paving.

The city was originally budgeted to repave 26 miles of road. However, the extra $3 million will allow the city to do at least 30 miles or more.

City officials were able to come up with the extra money by moving it over from several “non-essential” projects.

However, council still has to approve budget changes and dropping certain projects for road paving money could cause some contention among council members.

City officials say the past administration only did spot paving and that the city needs to do another 80 to 100 miles of repaving to catch up to where it needs to be.

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