PCI has been relatively stable for the past decade, but it ticked upward to a new high of 67 in 2017 after years of stagnant performance, indicating that the typical local street or road is slightly smoother. Regional scores for street and road conditions have been generally stable for some time, ranging from 64 to 67 for the past decade. This puts our local streets and roads in “fair” condition. While local governments continue to work to improve their pavement condition, aging infrastructure remains a challenge for the region.
While the regional trend has been relatively stable in recent years, performance gains are more evident at the county level. San Francisco and Marin counties have registered the biggest improvements in PCI since 2010, gaining four and three points, respectively. Roads in Alameda, Napa and San Mateo counties have also seen improvement in PCI during the same period, while Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties have experienced slight declines in their countywide average PCI scores.