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Redwood City Roads Rated 'Good,' Woodside Roads 'At Risk'

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission just released its annual survey of Bay Area road conditions.

The Metropolitation Transportation Commission (MTC) just released its annual Bay Area Pavement Conditions Survey, ranking Redwood City roads "Good" and Woodside roads "At Risk."

In fact, only one city in San Mateo County received the survey's top ranking of "Very Good" - Foster City.

"The pavement on the Bay Area’s 42,600 lane-miles of local streets and roads remains in 'fair' condition, with the typical stretch of asphalt showing serious wear and likely to require rehabilitation soon," read a press release issued by MTC this week.

"Unless local voters decide pavement conditions are an important priority, city and county governments will be doing well just to keep their streets and roads in current condition."

On a scale of 0-100, roads Bay Area-wide were given an overall rating of 66. In San Mateo County, we're in a bit better shape, with a 76 rating calculated over a three-year moving average.

Foster City ranked first in the county, with an 81. Half Moon Bay, Belmont, Woodside and East Palo Alto fell into the "At-Risk" category. 

Redwood City scored a 77 for the year 2011, the most recent survey. That's down one point from its 78 score of 2010, but a slight improvement since 2006 when it scored a 74.

Woodside scored 58, which is one point higher than last year, but still an overall decline since 2006 when it was 62.

Where are the best roads in the Bay Area? Brentwood - in Contra Costa County - was given a 86 rating. The worst? Larkspur, in Marin County, and St. Helena, in Napa County, each received a rating of 44, considered "poor," which is the lowest possible ranking.

Here are the rankings of cities in the latest survey:

Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for San Mateo County, 2011

City Total Lane Miles 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 Very Good (80-89) Foster City 121 82 83 82 81 81 Good (70-79) Atherton 106 68 69 73 77 79* Daly City 254 70 73 75 77 77 Portola Valley 71 64 63 67 73 77** Redwood City 354 74 76 77 78 77 Brisbane 57 70 73 76 77 77* Burlingame 162 68 72 75 77 76 San Mateo 412 61 67 70 73 72* Hillsborough 164 64 66 69 71 72 South San Francisco 296 67 71 72 73 72 Fair (60-69) San Mateo County 625 65 67 68 69 69 Colma 23 67 72 67 65 68* Menlo Park 200 62 62 62 63 68 San Carlos 175 68 69 70 67 65* San Bruno 178 62 64 63 63 63 Millbrae 125 60 57 57 59 62 Pacifica 188 64 60 59 59 60 At-Risk (50-59) Half Moon Bay 54 55 59 61 62 59* Belmont 135 61 61 61 60 58* Woodside 96 62 60 57 57 58* East Palo Alto 80 60 56 52 53 53*

Three-year moving average score is an estimate based on inspections done in 2010.

**Three-year moving average score is an estimate based on inspections done in 2009.

 

WOODSIDE RESIDENTS - What do you think of Woodside's roads? Are they "at risk" of becoming dangerous, as the study suggests? Where are the worst roads in Woodside?

REDWOOD CITY RESIDENTS - Do you agree with Redwood City's ranking of good? Are there any roads that you think are in bad shape, and if so, where are they?

Weigh in, in the comments below!

 

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Driver in Woodside November 16, 2012 at 03:35 PM
This comes as no surprise. We have reported Jefferson Road, Woodside several times, told it would get repaired, and nothing for years. Potholes galore. You can clearly tell where the boundary begins, because just as you cross into Woodside the road deteriorates.
Jennifer van der Kleut (Editor) November 16, 2012 at 04:37 PM
@Driver - thanks for weighing in. Why do you think that is? Do you think Woodside just doesn't have the budget for fixing roads?
hms November 16, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Roosevelt from Valota Rd. to Upton is in bad need of repair and always seems to be overlooked when other streets that don't look as bad are repaved.

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