By Matt Artz
Friday, November 13th, 2009 at 7:29 pm in Uncategorized.
Fremont recently completed a new road survey. Not good news. The city’s roads have gone from “good” to “fair” and in more than a decade they’ll probably be “poor”
On a scale of 1 to 100 Fremont rates a 64, although a small boo-boo by the consultant might have cost the city a point. Seven years ago the city was a smooth 79.
They things are going by 2018 Fremont will be an even 50. That’ll be like having Oakland’s streets, but not its baseball team.
Apparently, the cost of maintenance is up and the money to do street repairs is stagnant. The city would need about $15 million a year just to keep the streets in their “fair” state. It doesn’t even have half that.
In brighter news, Union City expects its new rating to be a 78. Newark expects to be a 71.