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City council allocates $14 million to repair roads in Tucson

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 20:39:28-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson City Council's new budget includes $14 million to repair roads across the city. The mayor and wards will each get $2 million to spend on areas they think are the most in need.

"We looked at all the different areas and took a worst first basis decision," Ward 6 Council Member Steve Kozachik said about which roads he chose with the help of TDOT. "But $2 million dollars when you are doing road construction gets you about a quarter of a square mile, so it doesn't go a long way."

The funding for road repairs primarily comes from Prop 101, a voter approved half cent sales tax increase, from 2017.

"The roads are falling apart," Kozachik said. "We can't ignore them."