San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced a plan to repave 500 city blocks as part of the the city’s street resurfacing program for the coming year.
The $77.2 million program aims to make travel safer and more accessible for drivers, bikers, pedestrians and those with disabilities, the mayor said.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has rated San Francisco’s overall pavement conditions at 74 out of 100, which exceeds the Bay Area’s average score of 67.
“The continued investment in our roads to keep them in good repair is paying off,” Breed said in a news release. “We have seen a steady improvement in street conditions over the past decade, and that helps everyone in our city, whether you are driving, biking, walking, or riding transit.”
To support the repaving plan, the board of supervisors passed a resolution June 7 that determined the list of blocks in need of maintenance.
Through San Francisco’s share of state Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account funds, the city will receive $28.8 million in July. The funds will account for more than a third of the resurfacing program managed by San Francisco Public Works.
The Road Repair and Accountability Act passed in 2017 is the largest transportation funding measure in state history, according to a news release. It secures $54 billion to repair roadways over the next decade. The goal is to use all the funding to resurface 500 blocks in the new fiscal year, using a combination of Public Works crews and private contractors managed by Public Works to do the work.