Capital Improvement Projects

The Capital Improvement Division provides administration of the city's 5 year capital improvement program (CIP). This division oversees the turnkey contract management operation of circulation, infrastructure, Community Services & Redevelopment Agency projects, from project initiation to contract closeout.

Staff is responsible for preparing Requests for Proposals to secure professional services for design and construction of public works and park projects. Staff also arranges for needed right-of-way acquisitions for CIP project construction, completes studies and designs in a timely manner, calculates accurate estimates, and manages the construction and thorough inspection of those projects.

This division of the Public Works Department also reviews and approves all consultant plans; conducts the public bidding process; coordinates with other City Departments, utility companies and government agencies; and performs construction inspection. The Master Planning and Conceptual Design of all City parks is directed through the Temecula Community Services District and transferred to the Capital Projects Program for preparation of the plans and specifications, and subsequent construction.

CIP Monthly Activity Report

February/March 2014

Prepared By: Amer Attar
Submitted by: Tom Garcia


Projects Under Construction

Pechanga Parkway Storm Drain Improvements - Environmental Mitigation

This project includes construction of a 3.4 acres of riparian habitat mitigation site for the Wolf Valley Creek Channel Improvements-Stage I. The construction contract was awarded by City Council to Nature's Image on July 24, 2013. Work started after the nesting season ended on September 15, 2013, and is currently in a one year weed abatement period.

Main Street Bridge Over Murrieta Creek (Replacement)
This project will replace the existing Main Street Bridge over Murrieta Creek. Currently in progress is street improvements (decorative concrete and street paving), and upcoming are bridge lighting and railing installation.

Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Over Santa Gertrudis Creek
This project includes the construction of an approximately 150 foot long pedestrian/bike bridge over Santa Gertrudis Creek near Chaparral High School. This portion of the project is complete. The mitigation/monitoring portion of the project, which involves removal of invasive plant species from the creek channel and a subsequent two-year monitoring period, began on September 17, 2012. Maintenance and monitoring is ongoing.

French Valley Parkway / Interstate 15 Over-Crossing and Interchange Improvements - Phase I
This Project includes widening of southbound Interstate 15 from Warm Springs Creek to the Winchester Road off-ramp, widening of the Winchester Road off-ramp, construction of the new southbound off-ramp at French Valley Parkway, and construction of the westbound portion of French Valley Parkway from the off-ramp to Jefferson Avenue. This Project is under construction from June 2012 through March 2014. See project web page for construction updates:

Ronald Reagan Sports Park Desilting Basin Environmental Mitigation
This project installed landscape and irrigation improvements on a 0.26 acre Habitat Creation Area and maintaining it for five years in accordance with a Habitat Mitigation and Monitoring Program. The work was completed on January 20, 2011. The project is now in the five-year maintenance/monitoring program.

Great Oak High School Tennis Court Lighting
This project installed lights around the tennis courts at Great Oaks High School. Construction started on July 31, 2013. The tennis courts were resurfaced during December 2013. Lights became operational on January 13, 2014.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Ynez Road
This project rehabilitated Ynez Road from Winchester Road to Solana Way. Construction is complete.

Temecula Community Center Renovation
City Council awarded the contract to LDCO, Inc. on June 11, 2013. First day of work was July 15, 2013. Work continues on interior and exterior. Roofing and Window installation started the week of 03/10/2014.

French Valley Parkway Environmental Mitigation
This project implemented the riparian mitigation requirement of the HMMP that was developed for the French Valley Parkway Interchange project. Work involved creation of a 2.73 acre riparian site through planting native plant species and removing non-native and invasive plant species. Construction started on October 2, 2012 and was completed November 5, 2012. This site will be monitored and maintained for five years.

Roripaugh Ranch Street Improvements Phase II
Contract was awarded on December 11, 2012. First day of work was January 14, 2013. Fine grading, retaining wall and underground utility work is ongoing. Project is not in liquidated damages.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Rancho Vista Road
This project rehabilitated Rancho Vista Road from Margarita Road to Paseo Goleta. Construction was substantially complete on August 13, 2013, just prior to the start of the school year at the nearby Temecula Valley High School.

Community Recreation Center Picket Ornamental Fence Replacement
This project replaced the picket ornamental fence at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). Construction was completed in January 2014.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Rancho California Road
This project will rehabilitate Rancho California Road from Jefferson Avenue to Ynez Road. Project was awarded to R.J. Noble at the July 23, 2013 City Council Meeting. Contractor is preparing the Traffic Control Plans and in the process of obtaining the Encroachment Permit from Caltrans. Due to the holidays, the project was postponed until the 1st quarter of 2014.

The City Council awarded the contract to Above All Names Construction Service at the August 27, 2013 City Council meeting. Project is complete. Contractor is submitting final items for the Notice of Completion.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Bridge Decks
A Contract was awarded to Peterson-Chase General Engineering at the September 24, 2013 City Council meeting. Traffic control plan resubmittal approved on 03/04/14, methacrylate submittal under review. Due to temperature requirements associated with the methacrylate process, by mutual agreement with the contractor, beginning of construction is delayed until April/May of 2014. Preconstruction meeting to be held in April.

Murrieta Creek Bridge-Overland Drive Phase 1 Demolition
The City Council awarded the contract to Unlimited Environmental at the September 10, 2013 meeting. the demolition work started on November 4, 2013. Project is complete. Contractor is submitting the final items for the Notice of Completion.

Projects Being Designed By Consultants

Murrieta Creek Bridge and Overland Drive Extension from Commerce Center to Diaz Rd

The project includes the extension of Overland Drive from Commerce Center Drive to Diaz Road with a bridge over Murrieta Creek. Consultant is preparing an Environmental Assessment and Individual Permit Application for USACE.

Western Bypass Bridge Over Murrieta Creek
This project involves the design, environmental clearance, and construction of a new bridge over Murrieta Creek at the westerly terminus of Western Bypass and an extension of Pujol Street to the new structure. Once constructed, this will serve as the southerly connection of the Western Bypass Corridor. The Mitigated Negative Declaration was adopted. Applications to the various environmental agencies have been submitted. Review of the 100% Plans and Specs is on-going.

Temecula Park and Ride (Temecula Parkway)
This project designed a park and ride facility on Temecula Parkway at La Paz. The City received the 100% plans and all reports. The design is complete. On January 8, 2014, the Riverside County Transportation Commission approved Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds which will enable this project to move forward. The preparation of a federal NEPA environmental document is necessary. Updating of bid documents is in process.

Old Town Gymnasium
This projects involves the design of the approximately 9,000 square foot gymnasium adjacent the Boys & Girls Club on Pujol Street. Consultant is finalizing the design plans.

Santa Gertrudis Creek Pedestrian/Bicycle Trail Extension and Interconnect
The project will provide a Class I bicycle trail that connects the existing Santa Gertrudis Creek Pedestrian/Bicycle Trail at Ynez Road to the Murrieta Creek Multi-Purpose Trail at Diaz Road. The alignment study has been completed. Extension of time for the Bicycle Transportation Account funds was approved on May 1, 2009. The consultant is working on 90% plans, specifications and estimate.

I-15 / SR-79S Ultimate Interchange
Received Caltrans review comments on 95% PS&E (7th).

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Winchester Road
This project will rehabilitate the portion of Winchester between Jefferson Avenue and Ynez Road. Caltrans has approved the plans and will issue the encroachment permits shortly. Federal funding authorization and environmental documentation is in process. Winchester Road is scheduled to bid on the fourth quarter of 2014.

French Valley Parkway / Interstate-15 OverCrossing and Interchange Improvements - Phase II
Target submittal of 90% PS&E is March 2014.

Special Needs Play Structure
This project will install play structure for youth and special needs kids upon completion. The Park and Recreation Subcommittee chose Margarita Park as the site of the improvements based on the conceptual plan. The Purchase/Install consultant agreement was approved by City Council on December 10, 2013 with construction scheduled for Spring 2014. Above ground splash pad components will be installed as a future phase to the project.

Old Town Temecula Community Theater Remediation
City Council approved the plans and specifications at the April 23, 2013 meeting. At the November 12, 2013 meeting, the City Council approved the Old Town Temecula Community Theater ADA Transition Plan. The project will be rebid with a construction start of March 1, 2015.

This project will rehabilitate portions of Margarita Road, Ynez Road, Temecula Parkway, Overland Drive, and Old Town Front Street. 95% plans are under review.

Old Town Front Street Storm Drain
This project involves replacement of the cross gutter in Old Town Front Street, approximately 800 feet north of Temecula Parkway. Draft 100% plans was received on 02/25/2014 and are under review.

Old YMCA Building Remediation
City Council approved a design agreement with Meyer and Associates at the September 10, 2013 meeting. Design work is ongoing. Final report on damages is complete and is being presented to the City stakeholders.

Fire Station 73 Living Quarters Upgrade
The City Council approved the design contract on September 10, 2013. The Conceptual design has been expanded to update finishes throughout the Fire Station. The Fire Department has approved the conceptual design and the color board. Awaiting approval of conceptual design before construction documents can begin.