Annual Pothole Report Ranks Bay Area Roads

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is out with its annual Bay Area pothole report, and the best scoring city is Brentwood, with 86 out of 100 points.

“It has a lot of newer streets, there’s no question,” said John Goodwin with the MTC.

El Cerrito came in a close second with 85 points.

“The people of El Cerrito determined that pavement quality is an important priority and dug into their own pockets by approving a local sales tax,” said Goodwin.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

The worst streets belong to Orinda, St. Helena, Larkspur and Rio Vista. Maybe their city councils should study a technique highlighted in the annual pothole report: Cold in Place Recycling. In this method, a big grader shaves down a road, adds some new materials and essentially lays down a fresh new road.

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One Comment

  1. Don Greb says:

    CIP recycling is just the tip of the iceberg in rehabbing Bay area roads.
    FDR is greener, and saves more money because it fixes the bigger problem associated with road failure.
    Call Don Greb at HSI Engineering, Inc to learn more. 925-468-600
    You should run an article on what we do, It is changing the way roads and foundations are built.

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