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Boston repaves highest amount of roadway in more than a decade

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  December 13, 2012 09:56 AM

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The city this year repaved nearly 40 miles of Boston streets – the highest total in more than a decade – aided in part by good weather and increased investment, city officials announced this week.

“Better roads make for better neighborhoods,” said a statement from Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “I commend the men and women of our Public Works Department for their hard work and efforts to give Boston residents the smooth roads and safe sidewalks they deserve.”

The distance of road repaving this year exceeded last year’s total by more than 50 percent, city officials said. The Public Works Department was productive in other areas: nearly 700,000 square feet of sidewalk were replaced and more than 1,300 pedestrian ramps were reconstructed.

“We wanted to improve conditions for drivers and pedestrians alike,” said a statement from Joanne Massaro, the commissioner of public works. “I’m proud of what we’ve been able to do to improve walking conditions and access for those with disabilities, as well as address hundreds of constituent requests for basic sidewalk repairs this year.”

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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