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 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)
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.

French Valley Parkway / Interstate 15 Over-Crossing and Interchange Improvements - Phase I
Construction complete. City proceeding with project close out and transfer of facilities to Caltrans and City of Murrieta.

Special Needs Play Structure
This project installed play structure for youth and special needs kids. The Park and Recreation Subcommittee chose Margarita Park as the site of the improvements based on the conceptual plan. An above ground splash pad components was added. The playground was opened to the public on February 25, 2015.

Old Town Temecula Community Theater Remediation
Construction started on March 2, 2015 as scheduled. Most of the removal is complete. Construction is ongoing.

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. LDCO, Inc. has submitted their Affidavit and
Final Release and a Notice of Completion will be scheduled for the City Council on April 14, 2015.

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. The City Council accepted the improvements on 02/24/15.

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. Pre-construction meeting was held on March 17, 2015. Construction is expected to start in April 2015 and will be done by Mid May.

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. A pre-construction meeting was held on February 25, 2015 and a Notice to Proceed was issued. Construction began on Monday, March 9, 2015.

Pauba Road Sidewalks
The Notice to Proceed was issued to the Contractor for a November 17, 2014 start date. Construction is on-going. Completion is anticipated at the end of March 2015.

Citywide Concrete Repairs FY 2014-15
Construction is underway. Completion is anticipated at the end of May 2015.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program - Ynez Road (Jedediah Smith Road To Vallejo Avenue)
Project is substantially complete as of 2/5/15. Project acceptance is pending.

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. City Council accepted the improvements on 02/24/15.

Projects Being Advertised for Bids

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 on April 28, 2015.

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 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 bid documents are being updated. Coordination of NEPA clearance through Caltrans is in process.

I-15 / SR-79S Ultimate Interchange
Design Certification: Finalizing construction Plans, Specifications, and Estimate, Modified Access Report. Environmental Certification: Finalizing Re-Validation and Addendum to ISND-CE, Paleontological Mitigation Plan, MSHCP Consistency. Right of Way Certification: Finalizing utility relocation plans and agreements.

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 and specs 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 is anticipated in March of 2015.

Library Parking - Phase II
Design - 60% PS&E review complete. Consultant reviewing plan check comments. Environmental - Review of preliminary technical studies complete. Consultant reviewing comments.

Flood Control Channel Reconstruction and Repair
Full working drawings are progressing. Environmental requirements are under review.