KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nearly two dozen street repair projects on about 30 miles of Kansas City roads are expected to begin this fall.
Mayor Sly James said the money generated by the half-cent sales tax that voters approved in August will be put to use right away because he doesn't want to waste the fall construction weather.
The tax is not suppose to start until 2013, so the city is giving itself a $3 million advance.
"We're using the money from the August 7th ballot to get things done in this city, so that we can show people that their money is going to exactly those things that we said it would go to," James said.
City officials said starting in 2013, more than 200 miles of streets will be repaired every year.
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