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

November/December 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. The planting phase started on November 13, 2014.

Main Street Bridge Over Murrieta Creek (Replacement)

Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Over Santa Gertrudis Creek

French Valley Parkway / Interstate 15 Over-Crossing and Interchange Improvements - Phase I

Ronald Reagan Sports Park Desilting Basin Environmental Mitigation

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. An above ground splash pad components will be installed. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 5, 2014. Demolition and playground construction has commenced. Authorization for an amendment to the Consultant Agreement for Phase 2 work involving purchase and installation of splash pad components was approved at the September 9, 2014 City Council meeting and is currently underway. Completion is expected early January 2015.

Great Oak High School Tennis Court Lighting

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Ynez Road

Temecula Community Center Renovation
City Council awarded the contract to LDCO, Inc. on June 11, 2013. First day of work was July 15, 2013. Construction is complete. A grand reopening ceremony was held on September 17, 2014. Punch list work is complete and the 90 day maintenance period is ongoing. We are awaiting Contractor's Affidavit and Final release.

French Valley Parkway Environmental Mitigation

Roripaugh Ranch Street Improvements Phase II

Community Recreation Center Picket Ornamental Fence Replacement

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Rancho California Road
This project will rehabilitate Rancho California Road from Jefferson Avenue to Ynez Road. Bids were opened on November 18, 2014. Anticipate awarding contract at the December 9, 2014 City Council Meeting. Construction expected to start in Spring 2015.

Pauba Road Sidewalks
The Notice to Proceed was sent to the Contractor for a November 17, 2014 start date. Construction is underway. The duration of the project is 40-working days.

Citywide Slurry Seal Fiscal Year 2014-15
This annual maintenance project will slurry various streets throughout the City. The project was awarded to American Asphalt South, Inc. by City Council on July 22, 2014. Project is under construction.

Citywide Concrete Repairs FY 2014-15
The Contract and Bonds are being processed. The Notice to Proceed was sent to the Contractor for a December 1, 2014 start date. The duration of the project is 90-working days.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Ynez Road (Jedediah Smith Road To Vallejo Avenue)
Pre-construction meeting was held on November 4, 2014. Construction will begin as soon as the Traffic Control Plans are approved and the Notice to Proceed is issued.

Community Recreation Center Mechanical Renovation
This project removed and replaced swimming pool and wading pool filters, chemical controllers, feeders, and piping. The project was substantially completed on November 26, 2014.

Projects Being Advertised for Bids

Old Town Temecula Community Theater Remediation

City Council approved the plans and specifications at the April 23, 2013 meeting. A negotiated construction contract will be considered at the December 9, 2014 City Council meeting. Construction period will be between March 2, 2015 and August 31, 2015.

Sam Hicks Playground Enhancement

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 work on the environmental document is on hold pending the determination of the scope.

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)
The project was approved for federal CMAQ funds. The design plans and the bid documents are being updated. Coordination of NEPA clearance through Caltrans is in process.

Old Town Gymnasium

Santa Gertrudis Creek Pedestrian/Bicycle Trail Extension and Interconnect

I-15 / SR-79S Ultimate Interchange
Design Certification: Finalizing construction Plans, Specifications, and Estimate, Modified Access Report, Highway Planting Fact Sheet. Environmental Certification: Finalizing Re-Validation and Addendum to ISND-CE, Paleontological Identification Report / Paleontological Evaluation Report, Paleontological Mitigation Plan, MSHCP Consistency. Right of Way Certification: Finalizing utility relocation plans and agreements. Agreements: Working with Caltrans on Landscape Maintenance Agreement, First Amendment to Construction Cooperative Agreement.

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 permit shortly. Federal funding authorization and environmental documentation is in process.

French Valley Parkway / Interstate-15 OverCrossing and Interchange Improvements - Phase II
Working with Caltrans to develop a revised work plan and scope to address a project phasing adjustment.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Citywide, FY 2012/2013
This project will rehabilitate portions of Margarita Road, Temecula Parkway, Overland Drive, and Old Town Front Street. The design of these projects is under varying stages of development.

Citywide Storm Drain Improvements - Old Town Front Street
This project involves replacement of the cross gutter in Old Town Front Street, approximately 800 feet north of Temecula Parkway. 100% plans are being finalized.

A monitoring agreement with Pechanga will be prepared. Acquisition of a required easement from MWD is in process.

Old YMCA Building Remediation
City Council approved a design agreement with Meyer and Associates at the September 10, 2013 meeting. Completion of full working drawings scheduled for mid-December 2014.

Fire Station 73 Living Quarters Upgrade
On November 18, 2014 the City Council authorized staff to advertise the project for bids. It is anticipated that the project is bid in December 2014. Consultant has provided a proposal for the construction administration phase of the project and a contract amendment is being processed.

Library Parking - Phase II
The agreement for consultant services with Hall & Foreman, Inc. was approved by City Council on May 27, 2014. The kick-off meeting for design was held on July 9, 2014. Project is currently in design.

Senior Citizen Outdoor Fitness Lot

Flood Control Channel Reconstruction and Repair
Full working drawings are progressing; however environmental constraints and permitting are hindering progress.