The city of Foster city was recognized for consistently having some of the Bay Area’s best quality streets by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

MTC’s Regional Streets and Roads Program recently presented its 2008 Best All-Around Pavement Management Program Award to Foster City, which has consistently registered Pavement Condition Index (PCI) scores of 80 or higher (on a 100 point scale), has had the highest average Pavement Condition Index score in San Mateo County for the last three years and has demonstrated a commitment to long-term funding of roadway maintenance.

"Street maintenance work can periodically create minor inconvenience for those who drive in Foster City, but well-maintained streets are the reward. This award affirms the value of our City Council’s commitment to our street program,” said Public Works Director Ray Towne.

The Pavement Condition Index rates roadways on their overall condition. PCI scores of 90 or higher are considered "excellent.” Pavement with a PCI score in the 80 to 89 range is characterized as "very good,” with only slight or moderate distress, requiring mostly preventive maintenance. The "good” category ranges from 70 to 79. Streets with PCI scores lower than 70 indicate road wear to the point where more costly repairs may be needed.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is the transportation planning, funding and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

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