Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora is celebrating an endeavor to repave 79 streets in the capital city. Gusciora rode a milling machine at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Southard Street Monday to kickstart the project.

Mayor Reed Gusciora stands atop a milling machine. Photo by Rick Rickman.

“It was a great experience to see what they’re doing on a daily basis for the rest of the season and the summer,” Gusciora said after coming down. “They will be going throughout the city repaving the worst roads.”

Milling machines grind up the top layer of roadway so workers can pave new tar on top.

Trenton received more than $1 million from the Transportation Trust Fund for 2019. This is a big jump after getting nothing last year.

“Revitalizing our roads is crucial to improving quality of life for our residents,” said Gusciora. “We have big plans for road repairs this year, and Trenton is starting to get the level of funding for these projects it deserves.”