Sandbags are great to keep water from heavy rains away from your property. However, there are do's and don'ts when it comes to filling and placing them.
Department of Public Works
Follow along with a road crew in North County as they clear the roads to help reduce flooding and keep drivers safe - and learn why this time of the year is particularly rewarding for them.
WHAT WE DO
DPW crews patrol and fix our nearly 2,000 miles of County roadways, replace guardrails and continually repaint crosswalks and other legends in the roadway. They maintain a vast network of sewage pipes and pump stations. They build and maintain flood channels and water detention facilities. They keep our county drains and storm channels clear, keep our traffic signals and street lights lit. They design and build roadways, sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian pathways, equestrian trails, bridges, and other solutions to our transportation needs. DPW operates eight County airports including McClellan-Palomar Airport, Gillespie Field, and Ramona Airport - a base for Calfire. DPW also works with private developers in building for the future - ensuring public facilities meet standards for safety. They oversee inactive landfills and help protect our environment. There is hardly a part of our public infrastructure that DPW does not help design, build, manage or keep operational to help ensure we have safe communities, sustainable environments, and healthy families.
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VIDEO: Watch this very quick video on how DPW builds and maintains public infrastructure, protects public health, and makes our lives better so we can all, Live Well.
VIDEO: Making Your Ride a Little Smoother The life of a pothole is a short one in San Diego County with DPW Working for You
VIDEO: Heading Up to the Snow?
Sunrise Highway, becomes very busy after a blanket of snow falls on the Laguna Mountains. We caught up with one of the DPW plow drivers who keeps it clear.
Scheduled Road Closures and Traffic Controls Due to Construction or Special Events
Road Service Request Form To Report a Pothole or Problem
Road Improvements and Other Projects What DPW has Underway or Planned for the Future
Crews are Working For You Video Archives Page
DPW Youtube DPW Crews in Action
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