After years of neglect, Rosecrest and streets throughout the city have become decayed and potholed, but now that the city is doubling its paving budget to $11 million , this stretch and 60 miles of other streets will get resurfaced this year.
A patch problem has people in one local neighborhood fired up. Last month, KDKA showed you how patch that the city had used to fill street cracks in Lincoln Place was coming up in gooey clumps.
City streets, full of potholes in desperate need of paving, but before even one ounce of asphalt goes down this summer – there’s already a paving predicament. The Ravenstahl Administration submitted its list of summer road repaving projects to City Council over the weekend, and it’s raising concerns about whether politics is dictating what gets paved.
A routine street patching job in one city neighborhood is literally peeling apart at the seams. Now, officials with the city say crews will fix the problem.
Streets like Beechwood Boulevard are in terrible condition and the mayor and council are pointing fingers. Today, the mayor took aim at the pet projects of some council members.
It might make a lot of people angry to learn one city council member may be diverting money for paving into pet projects.
At a time when potholes in the city have reached a crisis stage – and spring has come – there should be paving crews resurfacing city streets. While the city is patching where it can, there’s still not a steamroller in sight.