Smooth Streets Program

The Smooth Streets Program reconstructs roads that have reached the end smoothstreetsof their service life.

This is a special program that addresses streets which can no longer be preserved as part of our regular road maintenance. Approximately 20 miles of streets have been identified for reconstruction based on visual inspection and their Pavement Condition Index.

Since its inception in 2013, the program has restored 12 miles of our City streets. In 2015, local voters approved Measure S, a quarter-cent sales tax extension that supports community-identified priorities like the Smooth Streets Program. 

Program Map

You can click to enlarge this map on any device. The proposed completion years are subject to change.

Smooth Streets Program - Progress Map as of Feb 19 2021
Smooth Street Program - Map Legend

Project Coordination:S Idaho Street between 4th and 7th Completed in 2018

We coordinate with the Clean Water Program, PG&E, CalWater, and other utilities to minimize avoidable expense and inconvenience to community members. 

When utility conflicts are found, we will request that the private utility companies relocate their pipes, wires, or other buried infrastructure. This early coordination is important because it can take anywhere from nine to 24 months to relocate one mile of buried utilities.

Current Active Segments:

  • Birch Avenue, from S. Delaware Street to Sunnybrae Boulevard
  • Del Mar Way, from Portola Drive to Hacienda Street
  • Fairfax Avenue, from Alameda de las Pulgas to Franklin Street
  • Fleetwood Drive, from Folkstone Avenue to S Grant Street
  • Franklin Street, from Crystal Springs Road to Virginia Avenue
  • Fulton Road, from Bromfield Road to end
  • Sunnybrae Boulevard, from S. Delaware  Street to S. Amphlett Boulevard
  • Turner Terrace, from E. Bellevue Avenue to E. Poplar Avenue

Project Update:

The Smooth Streets street reconstruction on Franklin Street is now stabilized after crews discovered more significant soft soil conditions under the existing asphalt roadway than originally anticipated. Temporary closures were necessary to prevent vehicle damage, and crews switched efforts to solidifying the soils so that local residential access to the road could be restored.  

City staff has been in direct contact with affected property owners in the immediate area since the day the soft soils were first encountered to keep them informed of the situation and progress and ensure they each had access to their homes. 

Restoration of spot locations on Fairfax Avenue was completed on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. 

Police and Fire have been updated on the road conditions and have access to the area. Garbage trucks have full access to both streets, and no interruption in service is anticipated.   

The project team will now re-assess the extent of soft soils in the project area and the approach to completing the work and expects to determine an appropriate course of action before March.  An updated schedule will be developed and residents in the project area can expect to see a ‘Notice of Project Change’ postcard in the mail once the next steps are determined. 


Notice of Construction - Oct. 20, 2020 / Notification Area is typically within one block radius of project area. (Please note, a previous version of this postcard listed an incorrect phone number.)

Notice of Contract Award – Aug. 31, 2020 / Notification Area is typically within one block radius of project area.