Chicago has started filling potholes and repaving more than 300 miles of streets in Chicago.
Road crews on Wednesday got to work resurfacing nearly 350 miles of Chicago roadways as the city's annual resurfacing project kicked off.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the ambitious project last month, pointing out that the 2014 effort will be more than double than what was achieved three years ago.
"This year, we will repave more streets than in past years, increasing our workload to further combat the pothole-filled condition of many of Chicago’s arterial streets caused by the extremely harsh winter weather," he said in a Wednesday statement.
Emanuel said much of the funding will come from the state of Illinois, which will contribute $14 million. The remaining $8 million will come from selected Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts and Corporate Fund savings.
Among the roadways that'll get attention will be 22 miles of arterial streets that were late-adds to the original project. The streets were riddled with potholes after an especially harsh wniter.
The City of Chicago has a map detailing the entire 2014 street resurfacing plan on its website.