CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The City of Akron is spending $7 million on its 2019 residential street resurfacing program.
54 miles of streets are expected to be worked on over the next 180 days.
Mayor Dan Horrigan said in a city news release, “This year, we will be paving roughly 37 more miles than we could have without voter support of Issue 4. I am proud to once again be keeping my promise to the community to invest Issue 4 funds back into Akron neighborhoods and address the issues that matter most to our residents, including street conditions.”
Issue 4, a .25% tax increase, passed in 2017 to boost money for police, fire and roadway investments.
$4.15 million funding made available through Issue 4 is going toward this year’s resurfacing program.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports the rest of the money is coming from the state gas tax, borrowing and money charged to property owners along construction routes.
The city said it grades the condition of each street and paves the “worst first”. They said funds for resurfacing are distributed as evenly as possible between its 10 wards.