Crew working on street resurfacing

Photo by SFMTA Photography Department

This month Mayor Breed announced that San Francisco’s roadway condition score hit its 10-year goal, demonstrating the benefits of our data-driven approach and coordinated investment strategy to achieve smoother streets throughout the city.  

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission tracks pavement conditions in the Bay Area using the Pavement Condition Index and awarded San Francisco with a score of 75 out of 100 for 2020, surpassing the region-wide average of 67. A score of 75 puts the roads collectively in “good” condition. A score of 100 is assigned to a newly paved road. The PCI is based on visual surveys performed by specially trained and certified staff and each segment is evaluated based on ride quality, cracking, and signs of wear in roadways.

In 2011, voters approved the $248 million Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond which initiated a 10-year investment strategy to increase the PCI from 64 to 75. The City has invested approximately $650 million over the past 10 years to deliver street resurfacing improvements. This includes $106 million that the Transportation Authority provided from the Prop K half-cent sales tax for transportation, Prop AA vehicle registration tax, and other local and regional funds.

Prop A, the Health and Recovery General Obligation Bond, was approved by voters in November 2020 and will provide another $31.5 million to SF Public Works to support street resurfacing projects.

Well-maintained streets provide critical infrastructure for safe mobility for people driving, biking, taking transit, and biking. Since 2011, 600 blocks have been repaved on average each year and currently, nearly two-thirds of San Francisco blocks have a rating of good or excellent.

Resources

Sales Tax Stories

Street Resurfacing Program (SF Public Works)

Read the press release (SF Mayor)