Transportation

Board Approves $42 million of County Road Resurfacing

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San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors Wednesday unanimously approved roughly $42 million of road resurfacing and rehabilitation work to be done next year on a six-page list of roads in unincorporated areas.

The list includes roughly 195 miles of roads stretching through four of the County’s five districts.

The list will be sent to state officials to qualify for roughly $13 million in funding from the new state gas tax that took effect this year to help rebuild roadways throughout the state. The Road Repair and Accountability Act, Senate Bill 1, was signed into law by the governor in April.

The rest of the funding will come from a variety of County sources.

The Board’s approval of the list clears the way for the County Department of Public Works to solicit bids from companies to do the resealing and resurfacing work. The road work is expected to begin in spring 2018 and be completed by the end of the year.

The complete list of roads run through numerous communities, some of which include: Alpine, Bonsall, Boulevard, Crest, Fallbrook, Jamul, Julian, Lakeside, Lincoln Acres, Pine Valley, Ramona and Spring Valley.

Of the roughly 195 miles of road work, 115 miles will receive asphalt overlays; 80 miles will receive slurry seal treatments — all designed to make the roads live longer, be quieter for drivers and improve traction and safety.

The $42 million project is part of a larger five-year County plan to improve road conditions in the unincorporated areas where the County maintains nearly 2,000 miles of roadways.

San Diego County expects to receive $538 million from Senate Bill 1 over the next 10 years.

For more information about County roads, go to the Department of Public Works Roads pages.

 

Gig Conaughton is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact