For Immediate Release
July 05, 2013
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Mayor's Press Office
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the City’s massive road work plan for 2013 had a successful start in the first months of the construction season. So far, a total of 23 miles of roadway have been repaved, compared to 8.3 miles at this time last year. Public Works crews have also repaired 410 pedestrian ramps.
This summer, the City aims to repave 45 miles of Boston roadways and repair 1,400 pedestrian ramps, exceeding work done in 2012. In May 2013, the Public Works Department worked with Treasury, Auditing, and the Office of Budget Management to secure $13.75 million in total resurfacing funds for this year. This includes $10 million in funds freed up from the street cut account, which collects roadway restoration fees through the City’s permitting process.
“We set an ambitious goal for the City, and we are well on our way to achieving it,” Mayor Menino said. “A well-maintained city leads to happy, healthy residents, and I am proud the City of Boston has created a legacy of continuous service to our constituents.”
This year’s efforts will build on last year’s construction season – the most productive in a decade – when 40 miles of roadway were repaved and 1,325 pedestrian ramps were rebuilt. Plans are already off to a great start. In April 2013, the Public Works Department repaved 4.8 linear miles of roadway, compared to 1.98 linear miles in April 2012. In May 2013, 7.5 miles of roadway were repaved, compared to 3.9 miles in May 2012. In June 2013, 10.7 miles of roadways were repaved, compared to 2.42 miles in June 2012
For a working list of resurfacing projects by neighborhood and street, visit: http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/sweeping/Resurfacing.aspx
Important note for residents: If you live on a street that is proposed for resurfacing or reconstruction, and are thinking about installing a new service or upgrading a current service for your building, it is critical that you refer to this fact sheet. Any delay may result in the street being paved and your ability to receive a permit for a service connection denied.