20 Aug 2014
62° Mostly Cloudy
Patch Instagram photo by legallyblonde27
Patch Instagram photo by legallyblonde27
Patch Instagram photo by ermyceap
Patch Instagram photo by taratesimu
Patch Instagram photo by taratesimu
Patch Instagram photo by lilyava299
Patch Instagram photo by _mollfairhurst
Patch Instagram photo by thecontemporaryhannah
Patch Instagram photo by lucyketch

Half Moon Bay Roads Some of the Worst in the County

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission just released its annual survey of Bay Area road conditions.

Half Moon Bay Roads Some of the Worst in the County

If you've cruised along the roads in Half Moon Bay lately, you've been driving on some of the worst roads in San Mateo County. 

The Metropolitation Transportation Commission just released its annual Bay Area Pavement Conditions Survey and concluded that Half Moon Bay received an "At-Risk" ranking.

Belmont, Woodside and East Palo Alto also fell into the "At-Risk" category.
Foster City was the only city in San Mateo County to receive the "Very Good" score. 

"The pavement on the Bay Area’s 42,600 lane-miles of local streets and roads remains in 'fair' condition, with the typical stretch of asphalt showing serious wear and likely to require rehabilitation soon," according to a press release.

"Unless local voters decide pavement conditions are an important priority, city and county governments will be doing well just to keep their streets and roads in current condition."

On a scale of 0-100, Bay Area roads were given a 66 rating. In San Mateo County, we're in a bit better shape, with a 76 rating calculated over a three-year moving average. 

Where are the best roads in the Bay Area? Brentwood — in Contra Costa County — was given a 86 rating. The worst? Larkspur, in Marin County, and St. Helena, in Napa County, each received a rating of 44, considered 'poor' in ranking.

Here are the rankings of cities in the latest survey:

Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for San Mateo County, 2011

CityTotal Lane Miles20062007200920102011Very Good (80-89)Foster City 121 82 83 82 81 81Good (70-79)Atherton 106 68 69 73 77 79* Daly City 254 70 73 75 77 77 Portola Valley 71 64 63 67 73 77** Redwood City 354 74 76 77 78 77 Brisbane 57 70 73 76 77 77* Burlingame 162 68 72 75 77 76 San Mateo 412 61 67 70 73 72* Hillsborough 164 64 66 69 71 72 South San Francisco 296 67 71 72 73 72Fair (60-69)San Mateo County 625 65 67 68 69 69 Colma 23 67 72 67 65 68* Menlo Park 200 62 62 62 63 68 San Carlos 175 68 69 70 67 65* San Bruno 178 62 64 63 63 63 Millbrae 125 60 57 57 59 62 Pacifica 188 64 60 59 59 60At-Risk (50-59)Half Moon Bay 54 55 59 61 62 59* Belmont 135 61 61 61 60 58* Woodside 96 62 60 57 57 58* East Palo Alto 80 60 56 52 53 53*

Three-year moving average score is an estimate based on inspections done in 2010.

Correction: The original article did not report any cities below a "Fair" rating, when there are actually four.  

Do you think Half Moon Bay's roads are that bad? Tell us in the comments.

Follow us on Twitter here | Like Half Moon Bay Patch here | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for Half Moon Bay Patch here

Share This Article