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The City of Fremont has two major pavement projects doing work throughout the city every year. They include the Pavement Rehabilitation Project and the Cape & Slurry Seal Project. The decision to do work on specific streets in a given year involves several steps and consideration of a number of factors.
The first step examines the condition of all pavements on every local road within the city. Based on the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) scores of each street (explained further below), each segment can be classified as being in good, fair, or poor condition.
The objective of pavement maintenance is to preserve streets in good condition, improve streets in fair condition, and rehabilitate streets in poor condition. There are different construction methods that can be applied to streets depending on their condition. Light maintenance treatments to the surface of pavements (such as a slurry seal) can help preserve and improve pavements in fair or good condition. Removal and replacement of asphalt pavements is an example of a rehabilitation effort that is often done for streets in poor condition.
After the conditions of the streets are known, the work needed on every street is estimated. The costs of performing the pavement work and the available funding resources are then compared to determine how much work can be done in a given year. The selection of which streets will be scheduled for repairs takes into consideration the following factors:
Projects are funded from a variety of sources at the Local, State, and Federal levels. They include:
One Bay Area Grant (OBAG)
The Pavement Condition Index (PCI) is a measure used to indicate the general condition of a pavement. The method to produce a PCI score is based on a visual survey that notes the number and types of distresses in the pavement. PCI scores range 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. A pavement with a PCI score of 70 or above is considered in good condition. Pavements with a score between 50 and 70 are considered in fair condition. Pavements with a PCI score below 50 are considered at risk or in poor condition. In Fremont, major streets are surveyed every 2 years and all streets are surveyed every 5 years. After a survey is completed, the PCI scores are updated in real-time using a computer program.
As of 2018, the overall PCI score for the entire street network in Fremont is 73 which is considered in good condition.
Find your street on the PCI list (all Fremont streets).
See how we compare to other cities.