Pavement Management Program

In 1986, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) developed a Pavement Management Program (PMP). This computerized application assists decision-makers to evaluate and prioritize the maintenance of pavement infrastructure and develop cost-effective treatment strategies and schedules. Paving Work - San Mateo

Prior to the PMP, the City of San Mateo directed a majority of funds toward street reconstruction. Because of the high cost of reconstruction, the $4.5 million annual street maintenance budget would only have allowed for 2 miles of street to be rebuilt in a year.  Meanwhile, streets across the City faced continual wear and tear, causing a backlog of street repair and maintenance.

In 1995, the City of San Mateo implemented the PMP. Engineers now use this tool to prioritize street repairs and focusing on cost-effective techniques to extend the life of the pavement and improve the condition of the overall road network.

2019 Work

In August 2019, the 2018-19 Street Rehabilitation Phase II Project will improve street conditions on segments of:

  • Alameda de las Pulgas, from State Route 92 to 24th Avenue,
  • East Poplar Avenue, from Delaware Street to Amphlett Boulevard,
  • Grand Boulevard, from Prospect Row to the Caltrain tracks; and
  • Pasadena Drive, from 39th Avenue to the cul-de-sac past 40th Ave.

The work is more than just paving. Each of the project zones will see pavement improvement, as well as street base repair, concrete curb and gutter repair, new ADA curb ramps, storm drain improvements, and striping restoration. The project will also add a new bike lane along southbound Alameda de las Pulgas between Madera Drive and 24th Avenue.

The work will take anywhere from 2-6 weeks. Overall, the work hours for this project are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except near the US-101 Poplar Ave ramps where work may be performed at night and weekends as required by Caltrans Encroachment Permits.

If you have any questions about this work, please call the Public Works Department at 650-522-7300, or email publicworks@cityofsanmateo.org

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