Additional funds will temporarily boost repaving roads

Nov 10, 2015

Road resurfacing work in progress. With additional funds reassigned this week, Sonoma County could upgrade 50-60 additional miles of roadway over the next two years.
Credit Sonoma County

Sonoma County Supervisors will spend an additional $13 million on road repairs over the next two years. But they warn that this is one-time only money, so a long-term source of sustained funding is still needed.

Susan Klassen, the county's Director of Transportation and Public Works, says the additional road repair funds will be spread throughout the county, according to already-established priorities.

Citing the graph shown below, Supervisor Shirlee Zane praised the increased emphasis on pavement preservation as a "sweet spot" in terms of maximizing the county's return on their investment.