SB 1 helps fuel San Francisco street repairs

Work on an SF Street
Mark Prado

San Francisco has a  $77.2 million Street Resurfacing Program for the coming year that targets paving 500 blocks in neighborhoods, making travel safer, smoother, and more accessible for people who drive, bike, take transit and walk, the city announced this week.

The street resurfacing budget is funded by local and state funding, including $28.8 million from Senate Bill 1.In 2017, the California Legislature approved SB 1, the largest transportation funding measure in California history. The landmark bill secures $54 billion over the next decade to repair roads, freeways, and bridges in communities across California.

“We passed SB 1 to improve our transportation infrastructure across California, including our transit and roads. These infrastructure investments are crucial for our community,” said Sen. Scott Wiener, co-author of SB 1. “It’s great to see San Francisco taking such an active role in road improvement.”

Nearly two-thirds of San Francisco blocksare rated at good or excellent by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s independent pavement condition rating system. The city’s overall Pavement Condition Index score is 74 out of 100, which exceeds the Bay Area average of 67.

The Street Resurfacing Program is guided by a geographical equity lens, which ensures street improvements happen in all neighborhoods of the city. More information about the Street Resurfacing Program can be found at:

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