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Portions of Fallbrook roads approved for resurfacing

Joe Naiman

Village News Correspondent

As part of a road resurfacing contract authorized by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 4.37 miles of Fallbrook-area roads will be provided with asphalt resurfacing.

The supervisors’ 4-0 vote July 14, with Greg Cox representing the county on California State Association of Counties business, authorizes the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of the resurfacing contract. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2010 and be completed in summer 2011.

The county’s Department of Public Works prioritizes road replacement projects through a pavement management system which utilizes both field review and mechanical data. Visual assessments of the degree and type of cracking or other surface defects are complemented by pavement management software that validates and categorizes surface distress.

In the November 2006 election the state’s voters approved Proposition 1B, which provided $2 billion for local streets and roads. Proposition 1B revenue will provide the funding for the construction work, which has an estimated cost of $8,734,510. A total of 18.77 miles throughout the county are covered in the base bid package, and five alternative clusters that can be added if bid results are favorable would bring the total linear distance to 30.64 miles. The project also includes repair and replacement of related roadway assets such as drainage, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and curb ramps.

Community planning and sponsor groups have been notified of the roadwork which will affect their areas, and utility companies have been notified so that they can schedule trenching work on the appropriate roadway segments prior to the resurfacing.

All of the Fallbrook-area segments are included in the base bid. The work will resurface 2.15 miles of Alta Vista Drive between Via Monserate and Winterwarm Drive, 0.30 miles of Calavo Road between Pepper Tree Lane and Stage Coach Lane, 0.16 miles of Dentro de Lomas Road from 7,340 feet west of Old River Road to Vista Del Mar, 0.73 miles of Linda Vista Drive between Via Monserate and Knottwood Way, 0.80 miles of Ramona Drive from Via Monserate to State Route 76, and 0.23 miles of Rio Vista Drive between Ramona Drive and the end of the county-maintained road.

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