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City of San Diego launches major road repair project

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he's keeping his promise to fix 1,000 miles of local streets over the next five years and he’s launching his plan Monday morning in Emerald Hills.

City representatives are scheduled to meet at Geneva Avenue and 51st Street at 10:30 a.m. 

Mayor Faulconer said the city will fix more potholes and make more street repairs than ever before. His proposed fiscal year budget for 2017 includes investing $1.3 million into a larger street crew with six new trucks and drivers that can work year-round. 
   
During spring and summer, they'll focus on improving roads. Then in fall and winter, they will clear storm channels. Faulconer's office said his plan would nearly triple the annual funding for street repairs since he took office two years ago.
    
With recent El Nino flooding, they're not taking any chances. 

"It's not just flood protection, it's about preventing pollution from washing into storm drains. We're going to protect your neighborhood from flooding,” said a city spokesperson.

The proposed budget calls for $109 million in street funding, which is equal to 380 miles of roads and nearly $6 million for cleaning storm channels, which would triple the amount of work next year. 

San Diego Pothole Patching Schedule:

Monday: District 4 
Tuesday: District 7 
Wednesday: District 6 
Thursday: District 1
Friday: District 5

If you'd like to report repairs that are needed in your neighborhood, call the city at 619-527-7500. 

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