A new report shows that the city’s traffic conditions have worsened in the last seven years.
In the San Diego County Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the city's surface transportation a grade of D+, a downgrade from C in 2005.
“Traffic congestion has increased as the economy begins to recover,” said the report by ASCE.
The report partially attributed the traffic problems to California’s budget issues, saying lack of funding to road projects makes it difficult to improve streets.
“We already see the effects of reduced funding with our local roadways not being well maintained, the condition of our highways starting to deteriorate, and transit service being cut due to lack of funding,” the report said.
Roughly half of San Diego’s roads are in substandard or poor condition.
Other areas of San Diego that were identified as needing more attention also included: Land and Sea ports of entry; levees, flood control and urban drainage; in addition to parks, recreation and environment.
But it’s not all bad news. Thanks to good weather and new buildings, the report said San Diego’s infrastructure is performing better than many other areas in the U.S.