San Diego Mayor continues to tackle road repairs

Posted at 5:24 PM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 20:26:40-04

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer says he’s on track to fulfill a bold campaign promise to fix 1,000 miles of city roads.

On Monday, the mayor proposed investing an additional $1.3 million for six new trucks and six new drivers. His aim: to fix roads, “particularly in neighborhoods that have not received their fair share of city services in the past," he says.

"This is about doing the right thing,” he says.

Mayor Faulconer says the city successfully fixed 450 miles of streets during his first two years in office. San Diego is currently tackling 300 miles this fiscal year. 

The city has proposed spending $109 million to fix 380 miles next year. That would put San Diego past his 1,000-mile goal in his first five years in office.

“We’re on track," says the mayor. "We’re going to pave the worst streets first."