STATEN ISLAND — The city will repave 120 lane miles of Staten Island streets as part of a $242 million push to fix the borough's pothole-filled roads.
"Our mission was very clear when we started this campaign two years ago: Get our Staten Island streets back into a safe and driveable condition," Matteo said in a statement. "The significant infusion of funding we have secured for two fiscal years will allow us to repave and repair more roads, more quickly."
Aside from the daytime resurfacing, Matteo previously announced that 105 lane miles of main roads would be repaved overnight this year, up from about 25 miles in previous years.
Last year, after Oddo launched the "Pave Baby Pave" campaign pushing to fix the city's streets, Mayor Bill de Blasio allocated $242 million to road repairs that allows the city to fix 2,500 miles of road by 2017.
Oddo and Matteo both thanked the mayor for the increased funding, but recently started a push to get de Blasio to commit to keep the funding for road repairs in future budgets.
Funding for road repairs in Staten Island alone dipped by more than $600,000 from 2017 to 2018, drops roughly another $600,000 from 2018 to 2019, and more than $400,000 in 2020, according to city records — which Oddo said would lead to streets returning to poor conditions.
"We have to sustain this spike in resurfacing if we’re going to see an appreciable difference," Oddo said.
"I want to see the commitment. I think it's important to let New Yorkers and Staten Islanders know that 'Pave Baby Pave' was not just a moment in time but it's an appreciation for how bad the situation is."
The mayor's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Here's a list of the roads tentatively scheduled to be repaired this year: