San Diego’s aggressive campaign to upgrade its crumbling streets is ahead of pace and continuing to accelerate, officials said Monday.
A plan to fix 1,000 miles of San Diego streets within five years has nearly reached the two-thirds mark early in its third year, putting the city on pace for paving 1,500 miles in five years instead.
“We’re going to blow right past that 1,000 and keep doing it,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Monday morning while observing a paving crew in Pacific Beach. “We have to keep going because so many streets need it.”
There are still a lot of opportunities to make our streets and roads safer. The recently resurfaced Rosecrans Street is a good example of where we can significantly improve bike, transit and pedestrian safety with thoughtful application of NACTO standard road markings.