City officials are looking at a 10-year program to improve the overall condition of San Diego’s roadways, according to a report to be presented Wednesday to the City Council’s Infrastructure Committee.
San Diego’s 2,659 miles of asphalt streets, 115 miles of concrete roadways and 203 miles of paved alleys were given a 54.5 rating, on a scale of 0-100, in a 2011 assessment. The plan, according to the report, is to reach a rating of 70 by Fiscal Year 2025.
The current rating is right in the middle of the “fair” category, which is defined as having roadways with moderate cracking, some minor potholes, adequate driveability, and typically in need of remedial repairs and a slurry seal, or a minor asphalt overlay that may include remedial repairs.
The 2011 survey found that 35 percent of city roadways were in “good” condition, 40 percent were “fair” and 25 percent were “poor.”
“Since the condition assessment performed in 2011, 252 miles of streets have been paved and 475 miles have been slurry sealed,” the report says. “A new survey of pavement conditions is currently being conducted, and the results of this survey will be available in the fall of 2015.”
According to various reports, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland all have better roadways than San Diego.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer has set a goal of paving 1,000 miles of roadways in five years.
— City News Service
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