November 2016

2016 California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment Report Released

Last week, the County of Santa Cruz convened a press conference with representatives from the cities to highlight the release of the  which ranked Santa Cruz County as #51 out of 58 for pavement conditions.

Funding for road maintenance has decreased primarily due to the impact of more fuel efficient vehicles on gas tax revenues. Councilmember Don Lane said: “No matter what your mode of transportation, local roads are what our residents depend on every day to get around. They carry pedestrians, bikes, buses, and cars alike. Deteriorating roads impact our quality of life and our neighborhoods, and must be addressed.” Deferred maintenance turns into more costly repair projects, costing more in the long run.

Read the full report here:

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