Five-year Paving Plan

The Street Maintenance Program repairs and paves streets in Palo Alto according to its five-year plan(PDF, 73KB), which is updated annually. The plan primarily targets streets with the lowest pavement condition index (PCI) scores. However, the plan also considers other factors such as high traffic volume, current or planned bicycle lanes or boulevards, and planned utility projects. It is particularly important to coordinate with Utilities projects to avoid cutting into streets that have already been paved recently and to reduce inconvenient construction to residents and businesses. This coordination is challenging due to the intensive ongoing work to upgrade the aging Utilities infrastructure throughout the city.

 Graph showing Palo Alto's PCI score from 2009 thru 2020 and showing goals for 2021 thru 2025

You can view the five-year plan either as a document listing the street segments or as a map showing the street segments for each year using the links below.

Five-year plan as a list(PDF, 75KB)
Five-year plan as City map(PDF, 3MB)

The five-year plan is limited to streets that will be newly paved. This paving plan is tentative and subject to change. Changes can occur for many reasons, including unplanned or emergency utilities projects, fluctuations in bid prices for street paving contracts, sizeable private development projects, and updates to PCI scores. The City surveys all streets every two years and updates the PCI scores of each street. Preventive maintenance work (also called slurry sealing) involves a much greater number of street segments than paving and is more subject to change from year to year. For these reasons, we don't publish a five-year plan for preventive maintenance.

Plan for Major Streets

With the completion of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Charleston-Arastradero Corridor Project, Phase 3 is anticipated to start construction soon. Phase 3 will be improving the remaining sections of the corridor between Los Palos Avenue to Alma Street and Middlefield Road to San Antonio Road.  Please visit the Charleston/Arastradero Corridor Project webpage for information and updates.