Pittsburgh releases 2013 street-paving plan

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Around 50 miles of city streets are slated to be resurfaced this year, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's office said Friday.

The majority of the paving -- around 40 miles -- was detailed in the 2013 Paving Plan released Friday. These represent miles being paved by outside contractors. An additional 10 miles will be paved by the city's Department of Public Works, and those streets have yet to be finalized.

"This year's capital budget allows us to invest in our infrastructure and improve even more roads in our city," Mr. Ravenstahl said in an emailed statement from his spokeswoman. "Paving and resurfacing city streets is just one way that we work to keep Pittsburgh as America's 'Most Livable City.' "

Councilman Corey O'Connor said he was pleased with the paving schedule, particularly that the Glen Hazel neighborhood was finally getting the attention it deserved. But there were other streets in need of resurfacing that he hoped would make the city's final list.

Sections of Chartiers Avenue, Stanwix Street, Smithfield Street, Brownsville Road, Bigelow Boulevard, Centre Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Shadyside are among the streets scheduled for repaving. The paving list is subject to change.

This year, the city will invest around $10 million in paving. The paving plan can be found at: http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/2013PavingPlan.pdf.

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Moriah Balingit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 and on Twitter: @MoriahBee. First Published May 17, 2013 6:45 PM


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