Spotlight: Your Gas Tax Dollars at Work

In this video, Jim Porter, the County's Director of Public Works, discusses how funds from SB 1 allow the County to accelerate road repair and maintenance projects. The average driver in California spends $739 per year on wear and tear due to driving on bad roads.*

 

Why Senate Bill 1 is important to the County of San Mateo

The County will receive approximately $3.3 million in new revenue for the 2017-18 fiscal year and approxiately $9.6 million in the 2018-19 fiscal year (the first full fiscal year new gas taxes will be in effect). The California Department of Transportation estimates the County will receive approximately $100 million in new revenue over the next 10 years (through fiscal year 2026-27).

This new revenue allows the County to tackle a backlog of road repair and maintenance projects and invest in transportation improvements. This table lists the first round of projects:

Project Anticipated Completion Estimated Useful Life Estimated Cost
Reconstruction of portions of Seventh Avenue in North Fair Oaks Fall 2018 20-25 years $1,500,000
Reconstruction of streets on the West Menlo Park Area Priority List (Croner Avenue) Fall 2018 20-25 years $550,000
Reconstruction of Madrid, Sevilla and Sonora avenues in El Granada Fall 2018 10-15 years $500,000
Cape, Slurry and Chip Seal on streets in Emerald Lake Hills, El Granada, Montara, Princeton by the Sea and North Fair Oaks Fall 2018 5-10 years $1,500,000
Reconstruciton of roads in the Colma area Summer 2019 20-25 years $900,000
Overlay project in Road Maintenance Districts 3, 9 and 10; El Granada, San Mateo Highlands and West Menlo Park areas Summer 2019 10-15 years $1,800,000
Cape and Slurry Seal Project in Burlingame Hills, Emerald Lake Hills, North Fair Oaks, Sequoia Tract and West Menlo Park areas Summer 2019 5-10 years $1,500,000
Chip Seal project in Road Maintenance Districts 8, 9 and 10 Summer 2019 5-10 years $900,000
Avenue Cabrillo Storm Drainage Project (Installation of storm drain pipes, drainage manholes and inlets) Summer 2018 25-30 years $500,000
Culvert Improvement Project in La Honda, Road Maintenance Districts 8 and 10 (Removing and replacing eroded or collapses culverts) Summer 2019 20-25 years $750,000
 

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Rebuilding California Project Map

This interactive map from the California Department of Transportation shows projects in local communities and statewide funded by revenues from SB 1: