San Francisco voters who approved a $248 million bond measure to improve city streets are starting to see the first signs of their investment.
The Public Works Department has recently finished repaving streets on 25 city blocks, the first work completed under the infrastructure improvement project. Public Works had identified the recently repaved streets as the most in-need roads in The City. As a result, neighborhoods including the South of Market, Mission and Sunset districts have freshly minted streets.
“Residents who are out and about The City can see and feel the difference with these first 25 blocks paved,” Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru said in a news release.
About $44 million has been allocated this fiscal year for street repaving, with 400 city blocks set to be upgraded in the next 12 months. Overall, Public Works plans on repaving 1,400 blocks over the next three years.
The $248 million bond measure, which was approved by two-thirds of voters last November, includes $100 million for street repaving, $50 million for pedestrian and bike safety enhancements, $20 million to improve Muni’s traffic signal infrastructure and $22 million in disability access upgrades.