San Francisco Public Works maintains 12,458 blocks of streets in San Francisco. Determining which streets will be repaved every year is a key responsibility of Public Works. City engineers provide a score for each street, based upon the roadway condition and its traffic load. Based on these compiled scores along with other factors, such as street classification, transit and bicycle routes, utility clearances and available budget, Public Works develops a priority list of streets to be resurfaced.
Street & Sewer Repair paves many of San Francisco's neighborhood streets, with the remainder paved by private contractors, whose work is overseen by San Francisco Public Works. A typical city block is repaved within a few days. After repaving, the Department of Parking and Traffic re-stripes the roadway.
Another one of Public Works' key roles in the street resurfacing program is to notify utility companies of upcoming repaving work so that all work can be coordinated. In an effort to keep new street surfaces from being disturbed, a five-year moratorium is placed on newly paved roads. Although departments and utility companies are allowed to work under the roadway for emergency situations, overall the moratorium rule helps to minimize the disturbance of newly paved roads.
To learn if a particular block is scheduled for resurfacing or request that your street be considered for resurfacing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond
The $248 million Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond was approved by voters in November 2011. With it, the City will repave streets and in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco; repair deteriorating bridges, overpasses and stairways; and make traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle and safety improvements. Repairs and repaving projects are planned for 2,300 city blocks over the next three years, of which approximately 1,400 are bond funded.