Workers standing in front of demolition debris

Photo by SFMTA Photography Department

Well-maintained streets provide critical infrastructure for safe mobility for people driving, biking, and using transit. At the April 23 Transportation Authority Board meeting, board members approved $1.6 million in Prop L half-cent sales tax funds to undertake 34 blocks of pavement renovation throughout Districts 3, 5, and 6. Planned segments include:

  • 1st St from Folsom St to Harrison St 
  • Cyril Magnin St from 5th St to Eddy St
  • Ellis St from Taylor St to Jones St
  • 1Grove St from Larkin St to Van Ness Ave 
  • Harrison St from 5th St to 6th St, 9th St to 10th St
  • Jessie St from Annie St to 3rd St, Mint Plz to 6th St
  • Larkin St from McAllister St to O'Farrell St
  • Main St from Folsom St to Bryant St
  • Mason St from Ellis St to O'Farrell St, Sutter St to Bush St
  • Post St from Grant Ave to Stockton St, Taylor St to Leavenworth St
  • Rincon St from Bryant St to Federal St 
  • Stevenson St from Annie St to 3rd St

The funded improvements in these corridors also include construction and retrofit of approximately 10 curb ramps, sidewalks, and traffic control features.

SF Department of Public Works inspects each of the City's blocks and assigns a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) score ranging from a low of zero to a high of 100 every two years. Streets are selected based on PCI scores, as well as the presence of transit and bicycle routes, street clearance (coordination with utilities), and geographic equity. The average PCI score within this project’s limits is mid 50's, well below the citywide goal of 75.
Additionally, the SF Department of Public Works recently completed pavement renovation along 17 blocks of Junipero Serra Boulevard in District 7, and 18 blocks of residential streets throughout the Richmond. The Transportation Authority supported these projects with almost $4.4 million and just over $2 million in Prop AA funding, respectively.

SF Public Works uses Prop L sales tax and Prop AA vehicle registration fee funds from the Transportation Authority to maintain, renew, and resurface streets to extend the service life of the pavement on an ongoing basis.