Local Road Repair Needs Mushroom

Mar 10, 2013

Potholes on Cavanaugh Lane are a hazard for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
Credit SOS Roads

All across California, the projected costs for maintaining local streets and roads far outstrips the funds available for that purpose. In the first of a two-part report, KRCB’s Bruce Robinson examines the size of the problem in Sonoma County.

  

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  No one disputes the need for huge expenditures to preserve and maintain public streets and roads in our communities. But not one seems to have a clear idea of where that money will come from, either.

As bad as the cost estimates are now, they could get worse in a hurry, warns Santa Rosa Public Works Director Rick Moshier.

You can read the full California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment report here. Appendix 2 offers a county-by-county summary of the projected cost of maintain the local road systems.