11.24.2014: PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Driving a steamroller Tuesday at the intersection of Warren and Fuller streets, Mayor Angel Taveras marked the near completion of the city's $40 million paving project.
When a few remaining streets are finished, some 56 miles -- or about 14 percent of all 386.3 miles of city-maintained streets -- will have been repaved since project began two years ago.
Only city-maintained streets, rather than the 26.4 miles of state-maintained streets, were eligible for work. State-maintained streets are thoroughfares such as Smith and North Main streets and Elmwood Avenue.
Voters approved a 2012 bond issue allowing the city to borrow the $40 million to repair the roads.
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