Believe it or not, Stanislaus County's streets are in better shape than the average for California.
With 100 as the best score, road conditions here achieved a grade of 88 compared with a statewide mark of 68, according to a recent 10-year analysis presented to county supervisors this week.
But keeping streets in decent shape would require more than doubling what crews are doing — at a time when state leaders are cutting way back on pavement funding, according to the Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment.
Report details, by the numbers:
- 93: Percent of California's counties and cities participating in the study
Bee staff writer Garth Stapley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 578-2390.