Featured CIP 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. 

Mount Helix Drive Rock Wall: Mountt Helix Drive Rock Wall (Wall) is located on Mount Helix Drive, in the unincorporated community of Valle de Oro in San Diego County (County). Mount Helix Drive includes a lower loop and an upper loop, with historic rock walls on both sides of the traveled way. Approximately 1.5 mile long, the walls were originally built in the early 1930s. In 1989 the Board of Supervisors rezoned Mount Helix Drive as a Historic Landmark to protect the historic integrity of the Wall. Furthermore, Valle De Oro’s Community Plan states that the design of the road improvements should maximize “environmental and aesthetic considerations consistent with safety needs.”

DPW's Multi-Year Road Resurfacing ProgramThe 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. 

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 Road Bridge Project: Quarry Road east of State Route 125 (SR 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 occasionally malfunction due to vandalism. Traffic detours and delays occur when the road closes impacting 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 SR 125 with a bridge and realign the roadway to provide safe access for residents, pedestrians, bicyclists, and emergency vehicles

Cole Grade Road: The County of San Diego Department of Public Works (DPW) is currently designing a project to improve Cole Grade Road between Fruitvale Road and Pauma Road. The Cole Grade Road Improvement Project proposes to widen this section of Cole Grade Road from two lanes to three lanes to improve traffic flow, while adding bike lanes and a trail along the west side of the road to enhance safety for bicyclists, pedestrians and equestrians.

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