City's New Road Repair Map Proves Popular
For the past week, San Diego has had a new online map to chart street repairs. The city has a reputation for having some of the worst streets in the country. When the city debuted the map, more than 3,000 people logged on the first day.
“We were surprised but not shocked,” said Almis Udry, director of Performance and Analytics Department for San Diego. “Streets are everybody’s top priority including Mayor (Kevin) Faulconer. So we hopefully hit it spot on by providing information that people actually find useful.”
In 2015, the administration committed to repairing 1,000 miles of the city’s 3,000 miles of roads over five years. The online map tracks the city’s progress in meeting that goal. It also tracks road repairs over the last five years, and whether streets on the list are being re-coated with an asphalt slurry, or receiving a more durable and more costly repaving.
Just last month, the national transportation research group TRIP estimated that driving on bad roads costs San Diego drivers an extra $1,858 per year.
To find out whether your street is scheduled to be repaved go to streets.sandiego.gov.