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May 5, 2011 4:20 PM by Bill Folsom

Better budget: C.S. street work still behind

After years of belt tightening, many city departments in Colorado Springs are seeing minor budget increases this year. It is a positive trend, but for some departments there remain big differences between what they want to do and what they can do in 2011.

The Streets Division for example, got a half million dollar bump, up to 11.5-million dollar, but streets managers say they're still falling behind. Streets Operations Manger, Bard Lower says "To do a mile of Academy it can take several million dollars so 500-thousand isn't very much."

On News First 5 at 6:00 here more about what it means for the maintenance of local roads.

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