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City leaders celebrate paving milestone

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- City leaders say they're continuing to make progress in fixing Louisville streets. 

At the corner of Broadway and south 45th Street, crews recently completed the city's 100th mile of paving for 2016.

On Friday, Mayor Greg Fischer and other leaders said increased funding for the past two years has led to a major paving milestone for the city. Fischer says this is the first time since 2007 that Louisville has topped 100 miles of paving.

Along with metro council members, the Mayor's Office says they've been able to quadruple the city's paving budget from $4.8 million last year to $22 million in the current budget. 

The mayor says the increased paving budget is all part of a bigger and more long-term plan to improve roads, called "Move Louisville."

"One of our top priorities for 'Move Louisville" is fixing and maintaining our existing transportation infrastructure before we start new stuff," Fischer said. "This achievement of paving more than 100 miles in a single year, shows obviously that the council and my office are committed to making this happen." 

Crews hope to reach 130 miles by the end of the paving season. 

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