UTICA, N.Y - To kick off Utica's construction season, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri in a press conference outlining what the city has planned for improving the area's infrastructure.
He outlined key points that the city will focus on.
Patching potholes will be one of the city's highest priorities. The pothole killer will be on the road for another two weeks before its time in the area will end.
The city will continue to look for roads that need the most work. They also encourage anyone to call 311 if they see a pothole that needs filling in their area.
Road paving was also spoken about at the conference. For the third straight year, the city will be investing 5 million dollars to paving the area's roads. A total of 49 pieces of road have been put on a list for paving, adding up to a total of 11 miles. Richardson Ave, Oneida Street, and South Park Drive were on the priority list.
The city also plans on upgrading the Utica Place Parking garage across from the former Boston Store. 180 parking spots have been added to the Varick Street area and a plan to upgrade the Kennedy Garage and Washington Garage are underway.
The city's sidewalk matching program will also receive additional funding. Bike lanes will be created in the Route 5S project along with North Genesee Street Downtown.