Woodside Avenue Flood Control Improvements

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The construction of the Woodside Avenue Flood Control Project is complete! The project started in March of 2015, and was completed ahead of schedule by six months. The project replaced approximately 2,400 feet of under-sized storm drain facilities with a new storm drainage system to accommodate a 100-year flood. The construction of the project cost $16 million with funding sources from the Federal Environmental Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant, County of San Diego Flood Control District and the Highway Users Tax Account. 

Project Description & Purpose

The Woodside Avenue Flood Control Improvements Project will significantly enhance system capacity. The project replaces approximately 2,400 feet of under-sized storm drain facilities with a new 30-foot wide by 5.5-foot high box storm drains that will accommodate a 100-year flood. The project will also underground all existing overhead utilities along Woodside Avenue within the project area. Associated relocation of water mains, sewer lines, and gas lines will be accomplished as well.

Project Funding

Funding sources include a Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant, San Diego County Flood Control District, Highway Users Tax Account, and Underground Utility District funds.

Project Benefits

  • Improved storm drain system capable of accommodating a 100-year storm event.
  • Reduced potential flooding to local businesses and homes along Woodside Avenue. The project received a high ranking for flood risk reduction by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Enhanced roadway safety by greatly reducing flooding in and around Woodside Avenue and surrounding areas during storm events.
  • Improved aesthetics along Woodside Avenue by undergrounding overhead electric, telephone, and cable lines within the project area.

Construction Schedule

Construction Start                          Spring 2015

Construction Completed                   March 2017

Project Questions / Concerns

Mark Perrett, CIP Project Manager Project

Mark.Perrett@sdcounty.ca.gov