State of the Streets

The City of Watsonville has approximately 85 miles of well-traveled streets by residents and visitors to our town. With the City’s population growth so has the number of cars traveling throughout our streets. The increased travel-use wears and tears our streets thereby decreasing its condition. City staff periodically inspects and rates the condition of the City’s streets. The information gathered through the annual inspections is incorporated into a pavement management computer program that evaluates the most cost effective schedule ChartStreetConditionand type of maintenance needed for each street. This computer program helps the staff in developing and prioritizing street maintenance projects.  Currently, the average rating of the City’s streets is a “good” 53, but still in the lower end of the “good” category.

In 2013, the Road Repair Project was completed using State gas revenues and funding from CalRecycle’s Rubberized Pavement Grant Program. The City’s next Road Repair Project, Freedom Blvd., Broadis to Alta Vista, is scheduled for fiscal year 2015/2016.

To improve our streets, the City is also supporting Senate Bill 16. This bill is proposing temporary funding to maintain and preserve local roadways, which would boost the overall rating of our streets’ condition.

For more information you can contact Natalie Diaz, Assistant Engineer at 768-3116

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