In June of 2006 the voters of the City of Albany passed Measure F-2006, which provides funding on an annual basis for the construction of pavement and storm drainage repairs and improvements. Streets are selected for rehabilitation using the “Street Saver” program that is distributed and coordinated by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).
The City of Albany street network is comprised of approximately 29.4 centerline miles of which the majority is comprised of residential/local streets (5.7 miles are arterials, 4.3 miles are collectors, and 19.4 miles are residential/local streets). That's a lot to keep track of! In order to maintain good street conditions, all of Albany's streets are evaluated yearly and assigned a Pavement Condition Index or PCI by a pavement consultant so that the overall quality of Albany's roads can be assessed. This is made possible by a grant from the MTC.
The PCI is a measurement of pavement grade or condition and ranges from 0 to 100. A newly constructed street would have a PCI of 100, while a failed street would have a PCI of 10 or less. A "very good" condition range is from PCI 70 to 100.