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 2015

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 has been completed and has entered into the 5 year monitoring maintenance period.

Main Street Bridge Over Murrieta Creek (Replacement)

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. Installation of Phase 2, splash pad components, is on-going. Completion is expected in February 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. The completion of the landscape maintenance period and the acceptance of the landscaping and irrigation is pending. The Building signage is now complete.

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. Contract was awarded at the December 9, 2014 City Council meeting to All American Asphalt for $729,000. 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 on-going. Completion is anticipated in February 2015.

Citywide Concrete Repairs FY 2014-15
Construction is underway. Completion is anticipated in May 2015.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Ynez Road (Jedediah Smith Road To Vallejo Avenue)
Contractor has completed placement of Asphalt Rubber Hot Mix (ARHM) at the east end of project and the La Paz intersection. Asphalt Rubber Aggregate Membrane (ARAM) operations on hold pending favorable weather. Completion is scheduled for February 2015.

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

A negotiated construction contract with California Averland Construction for $2,349,000 was approved by the City Council at the December 9, 2014 meeting. Construction period will be between March 2, 2015 and August 31, 2015.

Sam Hicks Playground Enhancement
The Park & Recreation Subcommittee selected Nature Works as the final proponent for this project. Staff is finalizing the scope of work and negotiating an equitable fee for the contract work. It is expected that the Purchase/Installation agreement will be presented to the City Council for approval in February.

Projects Being Designed By Consultants

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

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. Resource agencies permits are being maintained and/or in the process of being updated.

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 for Temecula Parkway, Overland Drive, and Old Town Front Street is complete. The design of Margarita road is at the 95% level.

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 February 2015.

Fire Station 73 Living Quarters Upgrade
On November 18, 2014 the City Council authorized staff to advertise the project for bids. The contract amendment for consultant construction services was approved by the City Council at the January 13, 2015 meeting. Construction bids were opened on January 14, 2015 and are under staff review.

Library Parking - Phase II
Design - 60% PS&E under review. Environmental - Preliminary technical studies under review.

Senior Citizen Outdoor Fitness Lot

Flood Control Channel Reconstruction and Repair
Full working drawings are progressing. Environmental constraints and permitting are being considered.