Street Maintenance Program

Street Maintenance Program Photo

We are making significant progress in meeting the Street Maintenance Program's 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 current 5-year budget plan 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 85. With a PCI score of 85 in 2018, we have the best roads in Santa Clara County.  

This page will provide 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 did we accomplish in the last year with increased funding?

  • 39 lane miles resurfaced (8% of City streets)
  • Increased PCI score to 85 in 2018. One year ahead of schedule!

Visit the link below to see PCI (pavement condition index) scores and corresponding street segments based on inspection concluded on Jan 26, 2022. 

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

Increased Funding

  • Increase in annual funding from $1.8 million to $5.1 million since 2011
  • Additional $3.5 million in Federal grants received from 2012-2015
  • Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) annual Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) funds for Local Road Improvement and Repair Program since 2015
  • Additional $.5 million from 2016 Measure B for FY 2021 Street Resurfacing Project