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City set for resurfacing
Boston Metro - May 19th, 2004 - Cindy Roth

A $12.8 million resurfacing project will help to repair the city infrastructure. Neighborhoods throughout the city will get a face-lift this summer through a new $12.8 million resurfacing project.

Mayor Thomas Menino called the effort a great way to make repairs to the city's infrastructure damaged by a long and rough winter. The project includes sidewalk and roadway repair, asphalt resurfacing and total reconstruction.

Projects set for repair

More than 175 repair projects across the city were compiled by the Public Works Department based on extensive repair models and inter-agency collaboration. The project kicks off this weekend and is expected to conclude Nov. 15.

The project announcement came the same day City Councilor Maura Hennigan called on Mayor Menino to release $22 million dollars she says the city is holding in a private utility/contractor deposit fund and put it toward street repair.

Hennigan claims the money is supposed to be used to make permanent repairs but it isn't being used as it was intended.

"I want it released immediately to repair the many street and sidewalk hazards in the city so we can prevent further injury, inconvenience or damage to people or their property," Hennigan said.

Menino spokesman Seth Gitell said the announcement of the project is unrelated to Hennigan's petition, rather a counterpart effort to getting ready for Boston. Shines, a city-wide neighborhood cleanup effort, which begins Friday.

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