Local Roads in Need of Funding — Ballot Measure Includes $2.3B for Roads
Nov 5, 2012 at 11:27am
Transportation Expenditure Plan on November ballot as Measure B1 includes $2.3 billion for roadway improvements.
Roads are the backbone of the economy and mobility in Alameda County. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Pavement Condition Report released on October 29, 2012, almost 50 percent of Alameda County roads are becoming worn to the point where rehabilitation may be needed to prevent rapid deterioration, and some are at-risk of moving toward costly reconstruction.
Four cities in Alameda County have a three-year average Pavement Condition Index score below 60 — Albany, Berkeley, Oakland and San Leandro — which puts them in the “at-risk” category. Only one city in the entire county, Dublin, received a score of “very good” (PCI score 80-89).
Significant investments in local streets and roads in Alameda County are needed to keep the county’s streets in a state of good repair. Measure B1, on the November 2012 ballot, will help close the funding shortfall (estimated to be $3.5 billion over the next 25 years) for Alameda County roads if voters pass the measure.
The 2012 Transportation Expenditure Plan, which guides Measure B1 expenditures, includes 30 percent, or $2.3 billion over 30 years, for road safety and maintenance for the almost 8,000 lane miles of roadway throughout the county. For more information, visit the Transportation Expenditure Plan page and read the press release.