Top Capital Improvement Projects

The Department of Public Works Engineering Services Division continually strives to maintain and improve our public infrastructure. Capital improvement projects include roads, bridges, wastewater and stormwater systems, and other projects that serve the public good and help to ensure safe and thriving communities. The listing below is a small sampling of some of the major projects being planned, already in the works, or recently completed. 

Current Projects:

DPW's Multi-Year Road Resurfacing Program FY 2019-20 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 prive contractors to resurface more than 130 miles of roads. For additional information on DPW's Road Maintenance Program to increase the average Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of all 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 relocatin, road improvements, new aircraft parking areas and taxiways, and grading of buildable aviation-use lots.

Recently Completed:

Bear Valley Parkway North Road Widening Project converted a two-lane roadway to four lanes, with the addition of bike lanes, sidewalks and other improvements. Construction was completed in February 2017.

San Vicente Road Improvement Project enhanced public safety, traffic flow, added dedicated turn lanes, bike lanes, multi-use pathways and upgraded storm drain and water facilities. Construction was completed in September 2016.

Woodside Avenue Flood Control Improvements Project significantly enhanced drainage system capacity. The project undergrounded all existing overhead utilities along Woodside Avenue within the project area. Construction was completed in March 2017.


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