Repaving project to repair hundreds of miles of Chicago roads - KMSP-TV

Road repaving project kicks off Tuesday

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicked off a major repaving project in Chicago.

The 2014 multi-million dollar arterial street repaving program aims to resurface a total of nearly 350 miles of arterial and neighborhood streets and alleys in 2014.

Crews will increase their workload to help repair the potholes caused by the harsh winter.Some potholes around the city are so large, a piece of furniture can sit inside.

Drivers say while they know the road work will take some time, they are happy the city is working to make the roads safer.

One driver told FOX 32's Anita Padilla, "Rome wasn't built in a day."

Even drivers with SUVs say the potholes have been terrible for their vehicles.

According to a release, under Emanuel's Building a New Chicago program, CDOT, the Department of Water Management, private contractors and utilities will have resurfaced more than 1,000 miles of streets from 2011 through 2014.

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