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

September/October 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 replaced the old Main Street Bridge over Murrieta Creek with a new steel truss bridge. The bridge is open as of May 8, 2014. All field work is complete, project acceptance is pending.

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. The maintenance and monitoring period has concluded, final project acceptance from the resource agencies is pending.

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. Construction is complete. Minor landscape work and maintenance will continue through February 2015. 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.

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 06/05/2014. Demolition and playground construction has commenced. Authorization for an amendment to the consultant's agreement for Phase 2 work involving purchase and installation of splash pad components was approved at the September 9, 2014 City Council meeting.

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. Construction is complete. A grand reopening ceremony was held on 09/17/2014. Punch list work is continuing.

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. Grand Opening was held on June 4, 2014 and the road was opened for public use. Project is 158 days into liquidated damages.

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. The City rescinded the award of bid from RJ Noble at the April 8, 2014 City Council Meeting. Finalization of an Encroachment Permit from Caltrans is ongoing. The project will be rebid for a construction start in Spring 2015.

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. Notice of Completion is pending.

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.

Projects Being Advertised for Bids

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 is being advertised for bids with a bid opening date of October 30, 2014. Construction period will be between March 2nd and August 31st, 2015.

Construction bids were opened on September 23, 2014. The award of contract is scheduled on the October 14, 2014 City Council Meeting.

Construction bids were opened on September 18, 2014. The award of contract is scheduled on the October 14, 2014 City Council Meeting.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Ynez Road (Jedediah Smith Road To Vallejo Avenue)
Project is currently being advertised for construction bids. Bid opening is scheduled for October 9, 2014.

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)
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. Updating of bid documents and coordination of NEPA clearance through Caltrans are 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. This project will be shelved pending the availability of funds.

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 has completed the plans, specifications and estimate. This project requires Caltrans approval and environmental clearance.

I-15 / SR-79S Ultimate Interchange
Received Caltrans review comments on 95% PS&E (8th) in June 2014. PS&E being revised to address comments.

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.

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. Draft 100% plans were returned to the design consultant with comments on April 10, 2014.

A monitoring agreement with Pechanga will be prepared. Acquisition of a required easement from MWD is in process, a draft summary appraisal report for this effort was received and is under review.

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-October 2014.

Fire Station 73 Living Quarters Upgrade
The City Council approved the design contract on September 10, 2013. Comments were provided by Building & Safety as well as Public Works and Fire. Consultant will resubmit to Building and Safety the week of 10/06/2014. City Council approved construction funding in Fiscal Year 2014/2015 as part of the Capital Improvement Program Budget.

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
A Request for Proposals will be advertised this Fall 2014.