Village News Reporter
San Diego County approved the advertisement for bid of a contract to resurface road segments throughout the county including 48 road segments in the greater Fallbrook area.
A 4-0 county Board of Supervisors vote Wednesday, Dec. 14, with Jim Desmond absent, authorized the director of the county’s Department of Purchasing and Contracting to advertise and award multiple construction contracts and to take other actions related to contracting for asphalt concrete overlay and slurry seal treatment projects on the roads.
The board action also found the resurfacing to be categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review. The road segments include 31 in Fallbrook, eight in Bonsall, five in Rainbow, three in Pauma Valley and one in Pala.
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.
On May 25, the county supervisors adopted a resolution with the list of projects to be funded by fiscal year 2022-2023 Road Repair and Accountability Act revenue. The California Transportation Commission allows program changes and the county’s Department of Public Works 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.
Ten of the Fallbrook road segments will have a life expectancy of seven to 10 years after the slurry seal treatment is applied: 0.09 miles of Lake Circle Place between Dulin Road and Lake Shore Place, 0.11 miles of Lake Park Place between the western and eastern cul-de-sacs, 0.10 miles of Lake Shore Place between the western and eastern cul-de-sacs, 0.09 miles of Via Almonte between Via Belmonte and the cul-de-sac, 0.36 miles of Via Altamira between the beginning of the county-maintained road and Old Highway 395, 0.19 miles of Via Belmonte between Old Highway 395 and Via Altamira, 0.20 miles of Via De Todos Santos between Via Altamira and the end of the county-maintained road, 0.02 miles of Via Inca between Via Belmonte and the cul-de-sac, 0.04 miles of Via Serra between Via De Todos Santos and the cul-de-sac and 0.03 miles of Via Tala between Via De Todos Santos and the cul-de-sac.
The other 21 Fallbrook road segments will have overlay treatment with a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. Those are the 0.22 miles of Alturas Road from College Street to Sancado Terrace, 0.06 miles of Beech Street from Alturas Road to Summit Avenue, 0.13 miles of Beech Street from South Mission Road to Main Avenue, 0.06 miles of College Street from Alturas Road to the cul-de-sac, 0.31 miles of College Street from South Mission Road to the end of the county-maintained road, 0.04 miles of Cozy Court from Sancado Terrace to the cul-de-sac, 0.97 miles of East Mission Road from Live Oak Park Road to Sterling View Drive, 0.37 miles of East Mission Road from Old Highway 395 to the East Mission Road connector and 0.03 miles of the East Mission Road connector from Old Highway 395 to East Mission Road.
They also include 0.25 miles of Elbrook Street from Elder Street to Fallbrook Street, 0.25 miles of Elder Street from the beginning of the county-maintained road to Brandon Road, 0.45 miles of Fallbrook Street from Main Avenue to the cul-de-sac, 0.04 miles of Mission Road from South Mission Road to the end of the county-maintained road, 1.04 miles of Old Highway 395 from Mission Road to Reche Road and 0.65 miles of Old Highway 395 from Sterling View Drive to the Mission Road connector.
It also included 0.16 miles of Sancado Terrace from Alturas Road to Wisconsin Avenue, 0.65 miles of Sterling View Drive from East Mission Road to the end, 0.05 miles of the Sterling View extension from Sterling View Drive to the end, 0.20 miles of Summit Avenue from Elder Street to the end of the county-maintained road, 0.06 miles of Teran Drive from Wisconsin Avenue to the cul-de-sac and 0.19 miles of Wisconsin Avenue from Fallbrook Street to Aviation Road.
All of the Bonsall road segments will have overlay treatment with a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years after the resurfacing. Those are the 0.34 miles of Blackwell Drive from the beginning to the end, 0.84 miles of Fairview Drive from Gopher Canyon Road to the end, 0.15 miles of Harris Drive from Hutchison Street to the end, 1.44 miles of Hutchison Street from East Vista Way to Barsby Street, 1.50 miles of Little Gopher Canyon Road from Gopher Canyon Road to Old River Road, 0.16 miles of Oriente Drive from Hutchison Street to the cul-de-sac, 0.04 miles of Oriente Place from Oriente Drive to Roca Place and 0.04 miles of Roca Place from Oriente Drive to the eastern cul-de-sac.
The five Rainbow segments will all have overlay resurfacing and a subsequent life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. The work will resurface 0.79 miles of Huffstatler Street from Rainbow Valley Boulevard to First Street, 0.08 miles of Rainbow Glen Road from Rainbow Valley Boulevard to Old Highway 395, 0.98 miles of Rainbow Valley Boulevard from Chica Street to the Riverside county line, 0.66 miles of Rainbow Valley Boulevard from Huffstatler Street to Eighth Street and 0.45 miles of Rainbow Valley Boulevard West from Rainbow Valley Boulevard to the cul-de-sac.
The Pauma Valley road resurfacing will utilize the overlay method with the life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. The segments are 0.64 miles of Old Cole Grade Road from Cole Grade Road to the end of the county-maintained road, 0.47 miles of Pauma Valley Drive from Cole Grade Road to the end of the road and 0.17 miles of Spring Valley Road from Cole Grade Road to the cul-de-sac.
The planned Pala resurfacing will provide overlay treatment on 1.15 miles of Pala Mission Road between its intersections with state Route 76.
The contracts also include road resurfacing funded by sources other than Road Repair and Accountability Act money. Permanent Road Division zones are funded by property owners and maintained by the county, and the resurfacing will also include PRD zones. A road segment within the Vista city limits will be part of a contract, and the Dec. 14 board action also included a revenue agreement for city of Vista reimbursement.
The work will resurface 158.02 miles of county-maintained road and 3.79 miles of PRD zone roads. The $61,014,667 total budget includes an 8% contingency for county-maintained roads and a 20% contingency for PRD zone roads which will allow budget for unforeseen conditions which may arise during construction.
Road Repair and Accountability Act revenue will account for $51,430,929 of the funding, the half-cent TransNet sales tax will provide $5,700,000, the county’s road fund will account for $2,869,071, prior-year PRD balance money will provide $840,595, the city of Vista revenue agreement will utilize $110,667 of the budget and benefit assessments and special taxes from property owners will pay for $63,405.
The construction contracts are expected to be awarded in spring 2023. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2023 and be completed by spring 2024.