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City’s street systems condition worse than 2005 

Pavement condition index drops by 10 points

–In 2005, the City of Paso Robles performed a comprehensive evaluation of the city’s street system based on their Pavement Condition Index (PCI). That year, the average PCI of the city’s street system was 64 (on a scale of 0 to 100 being a perfect new road.)

In 2016, the PCI average for Paso Robles had dropped to 54. The City Council authorized the Public Works Department to update the PCI report and on July 13, the completed report was presented to the Paso Robles City Council at a Public Workshop.

As noted on these 2005 and 2016 comparative exhibits, the city added almost 5 million square feet of new pavement which equates to approximately “29 Sherwood Roads.” The PCI rating went down 10 points to 54.

Typically, a city’s average street PCI should have a rating in the 70s.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.

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