City of Concord California

News Release

November 4, 2016

Report falsely characterizes Concord roads as 'worst'

Recent stories in the media on a national transportation research group study on the Bay Area pavement condition have reported that “Concord was the worst for cities between 200,000 and 500,000." However, the reports fail to note that the area called “Concord" is actually an "urbanized region." The region runs from Martinez to the north all the way to Pleasanton in the south, and from Orinda to the west to Blackhawk to the east. The study is not referring to Concord city streets.

The Federal Highway Administration chose to title this area "Concord" because Concord is the largest city in the region. The roadway conditions analyzed in the “Concord" urban area in this report actually are looking at an aggregation of the condition of the highways and major arterial roadways in the entire region and does not evaluate the condition of local streets, nor does it reflect the roadway conditions in the City of Concord alone.

The report can be found at

For more information, contact City Transportation Manager Ray Kuzbari, (925) 671-3129.

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