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

December/January 2016

Prepared By: Amer Attar
Submitted by: Tom Garcia


Projects Under Construction

Special Needs Play Structure

The playground was opened to the public on February 25, 2015. Additional sign components are being considered.

Old Town Temecula Community Theater Remediation
Work was completed on 8/31/2015. Various clean up items and added work are ongoing.

Old Town Front Street Pavement and Storm Drain Rehabilitation
Contractor has proved unable to procure required payment and performance bonds to perform the work under the contract. City Council annulled the contract at the January 12, 2016 meeting. Project will be re-bid.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Rancho California Road
This project rehabilitated Rancho California Road from Jefferson Avenue to Ynez Road. Work is complete. Notice of Completion is pending.

Fire Station 73 Living Quarters Upgrade
On February 10, 2015 the City Council awarded a construction Contract to LDCO, Inc. in the amount of $1,265,710.00. Construction is substantially complete. Fire station staff is scheduled to move in on 01/17/2016.

Projects Being Advertised for Bids

Temecula Park and Ride (Temecula Parkway)

The Request for Authorization (RFA) to proceed with construction was approved by Caltrans District 8 on 12/24/2015. The project has been advertised for construction bids. Bid opening is scheduled for 02/03/2016.

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. Preparation of the Preliminary Environmental Study (PES) is in process for submittal to Caltrans for them to determine the extent of the NEPA document. The NEPA document and the right of way certification need to be completed before the redesign can begin.

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 design of the project is a 100% complete. The Mitigated Negative Declaration was adopted. Construction is development driven, in conjunction with the Altair development.

I-15 / SR-79S Ultimate Interchange
Design Certification: Finalizing construction Plans, Specifications, and Estimate. Right of Way Certification: Water relocation plans and replacement easements are being revised per RCWD comments. Sewer relocation plans were revised and resubmitted per EMWD comments. Sewer replacement plats and legals were approved by EMWD and the easement documents are being reviewed by EMWD.

Environmental Certification: Will start when plans and specifications reach 100% completion.

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. The process for Federal authorization to move forward with construction is underway.

French Valley Parkway/Interstate 15 Overcrossing and Interchange Improvements - Phase II
The Consultant is meeting with Caltrans to scope and prepare a proposal for the environmental revalidation and the design of the reduced Phase II project.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Margarita Road
The project will be split into two phases due to the availability of funds. Staff is working on the Plans and Specifications to determine the portion of the street to be rehabilitated based on available funds. The project will be scheduled for a City Council meeting the first quarter of 2016 to approve the Plans and Specifications get authorization to bid the project.

Library Parking - Phase II
Design - 60% PS&E review complete. Consultant is reviewing plan check comments. Environmental - Review of preliminary technical studies is complete. The design of a photovoltaic system is being added to the project.

Flood Control Channel Reconstruction and Repair
Full working drawings are progressing. Environmental contract amendment was awarded by Council on 04/14/2015. Progress is essentially stopped due to environmental constraints - awaiting clearance from California Fish & Wildlife for soil borings.

Sam Hicks Playground Enhancement
The Park & Recreation Subcommittee selected Nature Works as the final proponent for this project. The Design & Fabrication portion of the Purchase/Installation agreement was awarded by City Council on April 28, 2015. The Notice to Proceed with the design and fabrication was issued on 06/08/2015. Fabrication is progressing.

Murrieta Creek Improvements - South Side Parking Lot Reconfiguration
The South Side Parking Lot will be reconfigured to ensure that the parking spaces impacted by the Riverside County Flood Control acquisition for the Murrieta Creek Flood Control project are replaced. The consultant is working on the parking lot alternatives and preliminary plans.

Traffic Signal Installation - Redhawk Parkway/Vail Ranch Parkway at El Chimisal Road/Tehachapi Pass
The consultant is working on the design of the new traffic signal. 60% complete plans have been submitted for review by the City.

City Hall Exterior LED Lighting
The RFP process to select a vendor is complete. An agreement with the chosen vendor will be scheduled for approval at a City Council meeting in February.

Winchester Rd @ Roripaugh Ranch Rd Signal Modification
The City Council approved the Plans and Specifications and authorized staff to advertise the project for construction bids at the 01/12/2016 meeting. The project will be bid shortly.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Overland Drive
The Specification are being finalized. City Council authorized staff to bid this project at the November 10, 2015 meeting.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program – Temecula Parkway (Bedford Court to Pechanga Parkway)
Final edits are being incorporated into plans and specifications. The project is scheduled for the 01/26/2016 City Council meeting to approve the Plans and Specifications and authorize staff to bid the project for construction bids.

Ynez Road Sidewalk
Consultant has been selected and a PO is currently being processed. Design will start shortly.

Pechanga Parkway Widening
The Intergovernmental Agreement with Pechanga Tribe was authorized by City Council on 11/18/2015. An RFP for design services is being prepared.