Nearly one dozen Alpine streets could benefit from repaving bids

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The county of San Diego approved the bid process to resurface 111.16 centerline miles of county-maintained road throughout unincorporated San Diego County including nine Alpine streets, eight Jamul roads, two Campo streets, two Pine Valley roads, and one road apiece in Boulevard, Descanso, and Jacumba.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 November 17 to authorize the director of the county’s Department of Purchasing and Contracting to take the necessary actions to advertise the project for bid and award multiple construction contracts. The supervisors’ action also designated the director of the county’s Department of Public Works (DPW) as the county officer responsible for administering the contracts, approved revenue agreements with the City of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista for roads within those city limits which will be covered under the resurfacing, and found the maintenance of existing public roads to be categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review. Permanent Road Division zones are funded by property owners and maintained by the county, and the resurfacing will also include Rock Terrace Road in Alpine.

The Road Repair and Accountability Act was passed by the state legislature in 2017 and raised the gas tax by 12 cents per gallon while raising annual vehicle registration fees from $25 to $175 based on vehicle value. The stipulations require that local governments submit a list of projects to be funded by Road Repair and Accountability Act revenue to the California Transportation Commission. DPW is anticipating $42.2 million of Road Repair and Accountability Act funding during 2021-22. A 5-0 Board of Supervisors vote April 7 adopted a resolution with the list of projects to be funded by Fiscal Year 2021-22 Road Repair and Accountability Act revenue. The California Transportation Commission allows program changes and DPW followed the preliminary list with a thorough design process including in-depth road reviews and consulting with community groups, utilities, and other stakeholders. The information collected during the design phase was used to develop the final list.

DPW uses a pavement management system which incorporates field review, resident and community input, and mechanical test data to determine which roads are most in need of resurfacing. The structural deterioration of pavement is measured visibly by assessing the degree and type of cracking, the surface deterioration, and the surface defects. The road maintenance program also evaluates the preferred rehabilitation strategy. Asphalt concrete pavement overlays are used for severely degraded roads with extensive cracking or potholes, although if the road has only minor cracking and no significant surface damage a thinner layer of slurry seals may be applied to protect the road.

The Alpine public roads to be repaved are 0.44 miles of Alpine Boulevard from Victoria Road and Arnold Way to Bay Meadows Drive, 0.15 miles of Alpine Boulevard from Olde Highway 80 and Chocolate Summit Drive to Viewside Lane, 0.22 miles of Bay Meadows Drive between Alpine Boulevard and Eltinge Drive, 0.02 miles of Caliente Court between Hialeah Lane and the culde-sac, 0.55 miles of Chocolate Summit Drive between Dunbar Lane and the end of the road, 0.81 miles of Dunbar Lane from 180 feet west of Bridon Road to the end of the road, 0.08 miles of Dunbar Place from Dunbar Lane to the cul-de-sac, and 0.79 miles of South Grade Road from Calle de Compadres to Kenda Way and Manzanita View Road. The Rock Terrace Road resurfacing will repave 0.34 miles from Alpine Boulevard to the end of the road.

On a countywide basis the work is scheduled to begin during spring 2022 and be complete by the end of Calendar Year 2022.

Nearly one dozen Alpine streets could benefit from repaving bids

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