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Construction jobs in Boston underway

Posted on July 30, 2013

There are many more construction jobs in Boston and the construction season gets underway.

The mayor of Boston has announced several new construction jobs.

The city has a massive roadwork plan for 2013.

Over the last few months, a total of 23 miles of roadway have been repaved, compared to 8.3 miles at this time last year. Public Works crews have also repaired 410 pedestrian ramps.

Boston aims to repave 45 miles of Boston roadways and repair 1,400 pedestrian ramps, exceeding work done in 2012. In May 2013, the Public Works Department worked with Treasury, Auditing, and the Office of Budget Management to secure $13.75 million in total resurfacing funds for this year. This includes $10 million in funds freed up from the street cut account, which collects roadway restoration fees through the City’s permitting process.

40 miles of roadway were repaved and 1,325 pedestrian ramps were rebuilt. Plans are already off to a great start. In April 2013, the Public Works Department repaved 4.8 linear miles of roadway, compared to 1.98 linear miles in April 2012. In May 2013, 7.5 miles of roadway were repaved, compared to 3.9 miles in May 2012. In June 2013, 10.7 miles of roadways were repaved, compared to 2.42 miles in June 2012.

“We set an ambitious goal for the City, and we are well on our way to achieving it,” Mayor Menino said. “A well-maintained city leads to happy, healthy residents, and I am proud the City of Boston has created a legacy of continuous service to our constituents.”