Stimulus dollars will be used to repave streets

The city of Philadelphia, beginning this summer, will spend a total of $15 million to repair 100 miles of roads across the city.

Of that amount, $12.7 million will be funded through federal economic stimulus money and the remainder of the projects will be financed by the city.

At a press conference this afternoon, Mayor Nutter said the venture will create 160 jobs through city contracts awarded for some repaving.