Upcoming Road Improvement Projects
The City of Livermore will use new state transportation dollars to fund local street projects that will improve safety and extend road life. The provisions in Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, will provide approximately $2 million dollars to the City over the next two fiscal years. SB 1 funds enable cities and counties to address significant maintenance, rehabilitation and safety needs on local streets and road systems.
The City will use its first SB 1 dollars for two local road improvement projects designed to make it easier and safer to travel: the 2018 Street Resurfacing Project and the 2018 Slurry Seal Project. The Street Resurfacing project provides base repairs and asphalt overlays for approximately seven miles of streets. This project also includes curb and gutter repair, new signage and striping, and accessible Americans with Disabilities Act ramps.The Slurry Seal project enables up to fifteen miles of streets to be slurry seal treated or microsurfaced which will help extend the quality of the pavement. The combined budget for both these projects is approximately $8.66 million with around $0.5 million from the initial SB 1 dollars. Both projects should begin construction during the summer of 2018.
The City of Livermore has an annual budget of $4.3 million for street maintenance, but additional dollars are needed to keep City streets in acceptable condition. Overall, City streets are presently at a pavement condition index (PCI) of 76 out of 100. Also, the City uses a Pavement Management System which prioritizes arterial and collector streets over residential streets based on a risk level analysis (RLA). This RLA looks at street traffic volume, speeds, bicycle routes, truck routes and proximity to downtown and critical facilities such as hospitals, schools, major employers, fire stations, parks etc. Based on the RLA, the City needs minimum additional annual funding of around $1.2 million per year in order to maintain high risk streets in their present condition over the next thirty years. SB 1 funds will help cover the shortfall for both general PCI and RLA needs in the City’s annual budget and significantly improve the City’s transportation infrastructure and mobility options.
Please contact Saurabh Nijhawan at email@example.com with any questions.