Street Management Program

Street Condition and Pavement Management Program

The Engineering Division has an ongoing monitoring program to evaluate pavement conditions through its Pavement Management Program (PMP). The PMP uses field inspection reports and software analysis to determine real time pavement conditions. The selection of pavement work is largely based on the existing pavement conditions and the frequency of traffic on a given street segment. 

Pavement Conditions

Pavement conditions are measured by a number known as the Pavement Condition Index (PCI), which ranges from 0 to 100, where a PCI of 100 is equivalent to a new street and a PCI of 0 is considered a failed street. As of the end of 2014, the entire network had an average PCI of 69.  View the Fremont Street PCI Table for information on specific streets.

Paving Treatment Priority

According to the latest studies, the City's ongoing street maintenance needs far exceed the resources available. Simply maintaining the entire street network at the current average PCI would require much more than what is currently budgeted for street maintenance and reconstruction based on forecasting models.

One possible outcome to address the widening funding gap is to allow the large majority of streets to continue deteriorating until additional funding can be found to perform conventional pavement reconstruction. The alternative approach would be to switch more of the work from conventional pavement reconstruction work to preventive maintenance treatments.  The alternative approach allows for more work to be performed on many more streets at a much reduced cost, but doesn’t deliver a brand new pavement as a reconstruction project would.  Although reconstruction efforts are not completely abandoned, the priority for this form of work is focused on arterial streets followed by collector streets due to the higher volume of traffic these roadways experience.

 For more information contact the Engineering Division at 510-494-4700.