FAIRFIELD — The city can’t afford to fix every road in the city, but staff will present a plan Tuesday to the City Council to begin to address problem areas.
The Fairfield City Council will hear a report about costs associated with improving the 700 miles of pavement in the area. While the city recently earned a “good” rating on the regional Pavement Condition Index, the needs to maintain the streets exceeds available funding to do so.
Council members heard at a workshop in January about several areas where the city hopes to use Measure P tax money, but wasn’t given a lot of specifics on dollar amounts. Measure P is a 1 percent sales tax estimated to bring in around $13 million a year for five years.
Tuesday’s report includes a proposal to allocate $600,000 in Measure P money to improving streets. That is in addition to $150,000 already budgeted for street repair.
That amount could increase to $1 million in coming years should the economy improve, according to reports.
There is no vote scheduled for the item. The council is being asked to advised staff on how to move forward.
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