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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Major Road Projects on Horizon

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The City of Santee is preparing to launch what will be the largest and most expensive series of street repair projects in the City’s 31-year history.

To take advantage of low prices during the depressed economy, the City is leveraging future TransNet funding to resurface several major streets beginning in late summer 2011. Fanita Parkway, known for its potholes and the target of numerous complaints, is the highest priority and will be the first street within the project to be completed.

The City’s strategy is to bundle several street projects into a single bid package to induce competitive bids from contractors. Past experience has shown that large-scale improvements, as opposed to a series of smaller projects separately bid, allow companies to offer lower prices.  The deadline for bids is June 8, 2011.

The initial phase of work, estimated to cost $4.7 million, is expected to begin in July 2011. The bulk of the work will be applying rubberized asphalt to road surfaces. But repairs will also be made to storm drains, concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters and the installation of pedestrian ramps. A second phase of road improvements is expected to cost $1.8 million, bringing the total price tag to approximately $6.5 million.

The following streets are included in the first phase:
  • Fanita Parkway
  • Lake Canyon Road (Fanita Parkway to Carlton Hills Blvd)
  • East Glendon Circle Neighborhood
  • Rumson Drive
  • Carlton Hills Boulevard
  • Mission Gorge Road (Cottonwood Avenue to Riverview Parkway)
The City’s Development Services Department is planning to host a public meeting in late June to provide residents with more detailed information and answer questions about the project. In the next few weeks, informational flyers will be mailed to residents along the project boundaries.

For further updates, go to the city’s website or contact Associate Civil Engineer Toby Espinola at (619) 258-4100 ext. 174.

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