Transportation Division

Cmto Del Norte Crew

Deputy Director: Derek Gade

County of San Diego DPW
Transportation Division
5510 Overland Ave
Suite 410, Room 470
San Diego, CA  92123
(858) 694-3850

Roads Section

Traffic Engineering

Transportation Planning

County Airports


DPW's Transportation Division is on the road to provide for the transportation needs of San Diego County.

With crews in bright orange vests, shirts and hats, the Roads Section is the most visible part of DPW, responding to requests for services ranging from pothole repair to tree trimming. DPW road crews also work year round clearing storm channels and drains, and repairing or replacing culverts preparing for the winter rains. When the storms dump snow in the mountains you can find them, often around the clock, operating snow plows, motor graders and sanders to keep our mountain roads safe and passable.

DPW Road Crew Video

Traffic Engineering uses resident input, engineering judgment and tools such as signs, striping, traffic calming, and traffic signals to support and maintain a safe and efficient road system for motorists, bicyclists, equestrians, and pedestrians.

Transportation Planning updates the County’s Mobility Element and provides transportation planning support and coordination with regional agencies.

County Airports include eight unique facilities scattered throughout the area.  McClellan-Palomar Airport provides commercial service to Los Angeles; Ramona Airport is home to the busiest aerial firefighting base in the USA; and the County Sheriff’s air force, ASTREA, is based at Gillespie Field.

The Transportation Division provides services to promote safe, viable, and livable communities and make it easier for residents to lead healthy lives.


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