Public works tally: 310 blocks paved 

The City’s public works department ended the fiscal year Wednesday with a small feat of paving 10 more city blocks than it had planned.

The department paved a total of 310 blocks, thanks in part to the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Some projects include Turk Street from Market to Van Ness Avenue as well as several blocks along Seventh Street.

The real winners, of course, are San Francisco residents.

“I’m proud that, despite the lingering economic recession, we have steadily increased our commitment to street repaving and exceeded our goal for the year,” Newsom said. “Street paving and maintenance is vital to our economy, public safety and our quality of life, and we must do more.”

And more is to come: The mayor has budgeted $50.5 million to design and pave 400 blocks next fiscal year.

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