Capital Improvement Program

Public Works has an aggressive program to improve infrastructure within the unincorporated areas of the County of San Diego. The Capital Improvement Program consists of improvements to roads and bridges; facilities at the eight County-owned and operated airports and airstrips; flood control facilities in unincorporated developed areas; and wastewater facilities owned and operated by the County. These services keep our roads and related infrastructure up to date to promote safe, viable and livable communities and make it easier for residents to lead healthy lives.

Capital Projects

The Capital Improvement Program Project Development Section consists of a project management team, team leaders, design engineers and a contracts group. 

The Department of Public Works project management team is responsible for overall management and coordination of planning, budget, design, environmental clearance and permitting, right-of-way acquisition and utility coordination for County roads. Funds are approved by the Board of Supervisors though a yearly Detailed Work Program. In a typical fiscal year, approximately 30 projects are in construction with about 70 other projects in the development stages. The Capital Improvement Program anticipated budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 is over $122 million.

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If you have questions or need additional information, please direct your requests to the following address:

Public Works Manager, CIP Project Development
Department of Public Works
5500 Overland Avenue, Suite 320
San Diego, CA 92123  
(858) 694-2830

Top Capital Improvement Projects | CIP Five Year Plan

Future Improvement Fee Program FY 2018-19 (Board Policy J-25)

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