We are making significant progress in meeting the Street Maintenance Program goal to provide excellent street conditions throughout the City. Beginning in 2011, the annual funding for streets was increased from $1.8 to $5.1 million and the latest 5-year budget plan effective July 1, 2014 includes an additional $2.3 million to complete paving on Middlefield Road and Alma Street. The Pavement Condition Index, or PCI, measures the condition of street surfaces on a scale of 1 to 100, and is based on inspections of each street that are done every other year. Since 2009, the average PCI score has improved from 72 to 78, and we expect to reach a citywide average score of 85 in 2019. The average 2011 PCI for the nine counties and 109 cities in the Bay Area was 66. 

Visit this page for updates on our progress toward Palo Alto’s street improvement goals and for more information about current and planned projects on your street and around the City.

What have we accomplished in the last year with increased funding?

  • 36 lane miles resurfaced (8% of City streets)
  • Increased PCI score to 78

Visit the links below to view maps of street work completed in recent years and work planned for the current year.

For further information regarding the Street Maintenance Program, you may contact us via email at pwecips@cityofpaloalto.org.

Increased Funding:

  • Increase in annual funding from $1.8 million to $5.1 million since 2011
  • Additional $2.5 million in Federal grants received from 2012-2013


  • Achieve "excellent" street conditions by 2019 (citywide average PCI of 85 or greater)
  • Ensure no street is in "poor" condition by 2019 (no streets with PCI below 60)
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2015
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Pavement Condition Scores Released
July 3, 2014
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has published its 2013 Bay Area Pavement Condition Report which compares the street conditions in communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. ... read more »
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