CIP Top Capital Improvement Projects
The Department of Public Works Engineering Services Division continually strives to improve and maintain our public infrastructure. Capital improvements include road, bridge, wastewater, stormwater, airport, and other projects that serve the public’s good and help ensure safe and thriving communities. The listing below is a small sampling of some of the projects being planned, already in the works, or recently completed.
DPW's Multi-Year Road Resurfacing Program: The County of San Diego (County) Department of Public Works (DPW) maintains nearly 2,000 centerline miles of roads in unincorporated San Diego county. In April 2017, the Governor approved Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) to address a statewide funding gap for road maintenance. DPW has developed an expanded Annual Road Resurfacing Program to improve roads, roadway drainage, sidewalks, and other roadway facilities within the unincorporated county. Each year the program hires private contractors to resurface between 100 and 150 miles of roads. For additional information on DPW's Road Maintenance Program to increase the average Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of unincorporated county roads to 70, please visit DPW's Annual Roadway Resurfacing Program webpage.
Cajon Air Center: Gillespie Field is a general aviation airport, owned and operated by the County of San Diego (County), and is located within the municipal limits of the City of El Cajon and the City of Santee. The County is currently redeveloping a vacant 70-acre site located in the southeast corner of Gillespie Field, known as the Cajon Air Center, to help meet the forecasted regional demand for aviation infrastructure and facilities. The Cajon Air Center project is being implemented in multiple phases based on available funding from the FAA. The major components of the Cajon Air Center development include drainage and stormwater improvements, utility relocation, road improvements, new aircraft parking areas and taxiways, and grading of buildable aviation-use lots. Phases I and II have been completed.
Cajon Air Center Phase III Project includes the permanent closure of Airport Drive and installation of a new transient apron and a taxilane in the northwest corner of the development area. The transient apron would provide an area where aircraft could be parked, unloaded, or loaded, refueled, or boarded. The taxilane would provide a ramp from the aircraft parking area to the taxiway. Completion of Phase III will provide airport users access between the new transient apron area and connection points to Taxiway Delta, which intersects all three airport runways. It will also provide access to the runup areas for the airport taxiways and provide an additional 29 parking spaces for various aircraft sizes. Project is currently in construction.
Bradley Avenue Widening Project will widen Bradley Avenue from west of Magnolia Avenue to east of Mollison Avenue, including replacing the bridge over State Route 67.
Utility relocations are currently underway in preparation for the Bradley Avenue Widening Project. The Project will be constructed in two phases. Phase I consists of widening the portion between just east of Graves Avenue and Mollison Avenue from two to four lanes. Phase II will tie into Phase I completion, and it will include replacing the bridge over State Route 67 and improve the on and off ramps.
Quarry Rd Bridge Project: Quarry Road east of State Route 125 in Spring Valley, has a low point in the road where it crosses over a creek. Dry weather flows in the creek pass under the road through culverts, but during a moderate to heavy rain event the creek flows over the roadway. Road closure gates were installed in the early 2000s, but they are not fail-safe, and malfunction occasionally due to vandalism. Traffic detours and delays occur when the road closes and impacts residents and emergency services with potentially reduced response times in the area. The proposed project will replace low water crossing on Quarry Road just east of State Route 125 with a bridge and realign roadway to provide safe access for residents, pedestrians, bicyclists, and emergency vehicles