(WKTV) - Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri has a plan -- and now the money -- to fix the city's aging, weather-damaged roads.
State Sen. Joe Griffo has secured $600,000 for the effort, and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi has provided another $250,000 in state funds.
There's good news and bad news with this plan. The good news: The first stage involves fixing 5.4 miles of roadway.
The bad news -- the city has 210 miles that need at least a little repair.
"We did over 2,000 pothole repairs to date, and we're not going to stop," Palmieri said. I want to make sure people are still calling the mayor's office at 792-0100, and we'll be going out there."
The mayor stressed if you see potholes, to report them to his office.
The city has a new piece of equipment that holds six tons of hot asphalt making the repairs more efficient and longer lasting.
Genesee Street and the Parkway are the two busiest roads that will be fixed.