Maintaining Quality Roads, Bridges and Buildings
Pavement Management Program
The County’s Pavement Condition Index (PCI) increased in 2016 to indicate that the pavement system is in “good” condition. PCI, also called Pavement Condition Rating, is a numerical index used to indicate the general condition of a pavement system. A PCI of 81-100 represents a “Best” road, 61-80 a “Good” road, 41-60 a “Fair” road, 21-40 a “Poor” road and below 21 a “Bad” road.
PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
In 2016, County Public Works completed approximately 20 miles of asphalt overlay and 90 miles of surface treatment on paved County roads. The County Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining public roads in the unincorporated area of the County.
The County maintains 244 miles of unpaved roads, 84 miles of paved arterial roads (high-capacity urban roads), 414 miles of major and minor paved collector roads, and 594 miles of paved local roads.
The County also installed traffic signals and associated improvements at the following intersections: Pomeroy Road at Willow Road and Thompson Avenue at Titan Way (Nipomo High School)
The County also installed centerline rumble strips along 85.5 miles of County roads to keep the public safe and reducing the risk of head-on and side-swipe collisions.
LOS OSOS WATER RECYCLING PLANT
The County completed the Los Osos Water Recycling Facility to solve the water shortage and groundwater pollution issues in Los Osos in an environmentally sustainable and cost-effective way.
INSTALLATION OF AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) RAMPS
The County installed 30 ramps to comply with the American with Disabilities Act at various locations across San Luis Obispo County, including Los Osos, Nipomo and Oceano.
JUVENILE HALL EXPANSION
The County expanded its Juvenile Hall facility in 2016, which now has more space, classrooms, indoor and outdoor recreation areas, and state-of-the-art security equipment. The new facility exceeds energy requirements, utilizing LED lighting, lighting controls, high-efficiency equipment, and incorporating natural lighting.