If you are a routine Philly driver, you know all to well about our
city's pothole problems. With this Winter ranking in the top two
snowiest Winters of all time in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Streets
Department is on pace to fix the most potholes ever in a winter season.
It may also be getting a major boost this year as well. Mayor Nutter in
his 2015 budget proposal has the Streets Department receiving 16 Million
dollar in funds if it's approved. It will resurface 56 miles of the
City and install 533 ADA approved curbs. This would be $4 Million boost
to the department which received $12 Million last year to help mend
these menacing potholes and street paving. This would be welcome news to
every Philly driver. This Winter with 12 snowstorms pounding the City, a
few of them being major storms, they have taken a toll on the streets.
This is the major reason we have seen over 12,200 potholes fixed but
they still leave the mark on the city streets. Because of all the winter
weather we have had, some of the fixed restoration to the potholes have
been only temporary. Then old man winter hits us again and some of
these "fixed potholes" unravel quicker because they take on storm
damage. This paving season which is slated to begin mid April, will see
about 22 miles of city streets paved or repaved and will also install
775 ADA approved curbs. Philadelphia is well known for its potholes and
they are widely spread throughout its neighborhoods so we hope the city
can begin to tackle this serious issue that takes toll on many drivers
axles and tires. If the budget proposal passes this would be a major
step in fixing up our city's streets.
Data Gathered from PlanPhilly.com
Author:Consuela Franks Phone: 215-870-6834 Dated: March 26th 2014 Views: 1,967 About Consuela: ...
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