Committee Head Vies for More Road Repaving Funds

Committee Head Vies for More Road Repaving Funds

Memphis road conditions are the number one complaint received by city council members. They are currently so underfunded, they get only get repaved once every 60 years.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Memphis road conditions are the number one complaint received by city council members.

Jim Strickland, head of the council budget committee, says he's going to try and find more money to put into fixing up the patched, pockmarked and potholed pavement. They are currently so underfunded, they get only get repaved once every 60 years.

The city council will vote to approve a little more than $8 million to fix up roads, but that's not going to do the job - a job many motorists say must be done soon.

"I think they're pathetic, if you want to know the truth about it," said Memphis motorist Buster McDivitt. "There are just potholes everywhere. They need to be surfaced. There is concrete in some places, asphalt in others and in some places they don't have none."

Councilman Strickland agrees, and is looking to find more money.

"Anything that is not for a core city service needs to be looked at, and may be cut and put into repaving," he said.

No matter how much they find, Strickland says it won't be enough to fix all the troubles right now.

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