Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval to two bills that will add $1.78 million to the paving budget, which will enable the city to pave about 40 miles of road this year.
The city's original budget called for around $7 million to be spent on paving, which would have enabled the city to pave only 27 to 29 miles of road.
The extra money would come from projects that have been completed or won't be started this year.
The bill will be up for final approval next Tuesday.
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