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Mpls: Additional $1M in Pothole Funding Helped Make Roads 'Average'

Updated: 05/28/2014 7:49 AM
Created: 05/27/2014 9:56 PM KSTP.com
By: Tim Sherno

Following a hard winter, legislators dedicated $15 million to pothole repair: $10 million for state highways and $5 million for city and county roads.

The city of Minneapolis dedicated an additional $1 million to fund additional crews to fill potholes.

Mike Kennedy, Director of Transportation, Maintenance and Repair in the city's Public Works Department, says the additional money made a difference.

"What it did do is allow us to get out there and double our efforts for a couple of months to take care of the worst of the problems to bring us back to a point where we're average," he said.

Kennedy says the wet spring weather slowed efforts early on but that crews have caught up.


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