January 9, 2018 > Street paving and repair project nears completion
Street paving and repair project nears completion
Submitted By Teresa Meyer
Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council recently announced the completion of Phase One of the city?s extensive street rehabilitation project.
As part of this phase of work, six street segments across the city that included Estabrook Street and San Leandro Boulevard were rehabilitated, representing more than $3 million in road construction and paving work. Most segments are fully complete, including much of the work along San Leandro Boulevard.
?I am so pleased to announce that these important road projects are now being completed,? said Cutter. ?Along with many other projects that will soon be coming online, these efforts demonstrate the city council?s commitment to improving the quality of San Leandro?s roads and infrastructure. We are so grateful to San Leandro voters for authorizing Measures BB and HH in 2014, which were instrumental in making this work possible.?
The city also moved quickly to put funds to work from state Senate Bill 1, signed into law in April 2017 by Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 1 authorized a 12-cents per gallon increase in the base state excise tax on gasoline, which is now providing a first-in-a-generation infusion of new funding to restore and repave local streets and roadways throughout California. Combined, the recent state and local revenue measures have resulted in a significant expansion of San Leandro?s street rehabilitation program.
More information about the San Leandro street repair program and its more than $30 million investment in roads is posted online at sanleandro.org/rehab. Information is also available by contacting Nick Thom, City Engineer at firstname.lastname@example.org.