Resilient Infrastructure​

Enhance services to the community by investing in County facilities and infrastructure; including roads, buildings, communications, and flood protection.

Goal 3, Objective 1

Continue to maintain road segments, including designated turnouts where feasible, increase efforts on vegetation removal and drainage features and improve pavement conditions in neighborhoods.
On Track 40%

Updated: January 2023

Summary of Objective Implementation Status

PG&E Settlement Tier 1 for $21.36M and Tier 1 Plus for $13.44M, Pavement Repairs to roads damaged by debris haul from the 2017 Fires

Repair of approximately 48.2 miles of Tier 1 designated roads was completed in 2022. The Board delegated authority to award this contract (C22101) on March 22, 2022 and work was completed in December 2022.

Engineering, design, and environmental permitting is nearing completion on approximately 98.3 miles of Tier 1 Plus paving projects scheduled for construction in 2023.

PG&E Settlement Tier 2 consists of twenty-three Board directed infrastructure projects which are currently in various stages of design and/or construction. TPW anticipates completing all  these projects using the $20M of Board allocated funding in the 2024-2025 time schedule, as originally outlined.

Increase TPW’s vegetation maintenance removal policy from two feet to four feet from the edge of pavement. Revision made to our Road Assessment Guidelines in 2020.

2021 Culvert Replacement Project, C21310 included 10 culvert replacements

Include drainage improvements in the annual paving work under the Pavement Preservation Program included in 2022 PPP, C22401, included replacement of 42 culverts

Key Milestone Update

PG&E Settlement Tier 1 and Tier 1 Plus, Pavement Repairs

Tier 1 complete in 2022

Tier 1 Plus to be completed in 2023.

PG&E Settlement Tier 2, on schedule to deliver in 2024-2025

2021 Culvert Replacement project C21310 replaced 10 culverts

2022 PPP replaced 42 culverts

Coordination and Partnership Update

TPW’s goals are unique in that they are limited to work in the County’s public right-of-way. We are committed to looking for partnerships with neighboring cities.

TPW has partnered with PRMD in 2022 on their project to identify existing culverts contributing higher sediment loads to the San Francisco Bay watershed. Focusing culvert replacement in these locations meets the partnership goals of this objective.

Community, Equity, and Climate Update

The drainage culvert replacement projects and the roadway turn-out projects are spread throughout the County in geographically isolated areas to promote equitable services. Reports from the public of localized maintenance issues through our website and SoCoReportIt application provide public engagement and ensure equity in service.

Climate effects are anticipated to be reduced with the removal of fire fuels from our increase vegetation removal standards, minimizing wildfire disaster conditions.

Funding Narrative

The Board of Supervisors approved $54.8M in operating transfers from the PG&E Settlement Fund to TPW for completion of Tier 1, Tier 1 Plus, and Tier 2 on December 15, 2020.  In addition, the FY2021-22 TPW approved budget included $13.13M in Board approved operating transfers to support the annual Pavement Preservation and Culvert Replacement programs. The $13.13M included contributions from the General Fund, Refuse Franchise Fees, and Measure L.  The Board has made a long-term commitment to support these programs and the Department expects funding to be included in annual budgets for the foreseeable future.

In addition, TPW uses annual allocations from the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (SB1) to supplement these projects as necessary.