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Berkeley Begins Massive Street Paving Project



    Eleven miles of Berkeley roads will be repaved between June and October.

    The City of Berkeley website released a list of 40 streets that will be repaved in the four month period to "temper stormwater runoff and reduce flooding" and acknowledged that this is a surge in the typical amount of roads that would be worked on in this short period of time.

    The effort has been made possible by the $30 million Measure M bond passed in 2012, Alameda County Measure B Sales Tax, Capital Improvement Fund, and revenues from Berkeley's gas tax.

    The plan includes the repaving of portions of streets such as Durant Avenue, Dwight Way, Milvia Street, Sacramento Street.

    Expected inconveniences of construction include adverse reactions to asphalt in the air and oil on the ground, traffic delays and street closures.

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