CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN PROGRESS
Click on the links below to see pictures of each project
See a list of Completed Projects here.
Drainage Improvements (DPW 15-11)
January 27, 2016
In July 2015, using General Fund Reserves, the Council directed staff to make improvements to the City's drainage system at 3 locations:
- Remove debris from a 24-inch pipe located west of 21st Street by Villa.
- Remove and replace an existing collapsed 18-inch storm drain pipe in an easement west of Oak at Arleen.
- Install concrete cross-gutters, improve curb ramps and curbs and gutter at 18th and Riverside.
As per attached, the debris clean-up of the pipe at 21st Street is complete and the work at 18th and Riverside is in progress.
Airport Road Repairs (DPW 15-07)
November 13, 2015
Airport Road has been paved from Propeller to Tower. Final striping will be placed next week along with raising of monuments. It should all be complete by end of November.
October 29, 2015
The Contractor is currently removing the old asphalt layer as shown in the attached.
Buena Vista Drive Improvements (DPW 14-04)
The funding for this project is coming from Traffic Impact Fees.
April 24, 2015
The contractor has completed the removal of old asphalt. They have graded for subgrade and have place based for the curbs, gutter, sidewalk and roadway widening, as noted on the attached photo. They will now begin placing forms for the curbs, gutters and sidewalks in the next few weeks and then placing concrete. Traffic is being detoured around the construction zone because the area of work is narrow.
April 10, 2015
Improvements along the east side of Buena Vista that was started by Ayres Suites is being completed to the north to Dallons Drive by the City. As noted on the attached photos, work began last week.
Long-Term Parking (DPW 13-06)
Funded by a combination of Transit Operations Funds, Parking-in-lieu Fees that have been collected, a Proposition 1B Grant, and a Park-and-Ride Grant. (NOTE: Both Grants allocated by SLOCOG).
May 26, 2015
This will be the last photo status update on this project. In the next week, the project will be completed and opened to public for use. Tree and Plantings in drainage swale in progress.
May 7, 2015
These photos show the pedestrian foot bridge being installed. The project is nearing completion. Last task items are installation of the light poles, final paving at the south end, and planting of trees and bushes (NO TURF), striping and tactile tiles on the ADA ramps.
April 21, 2015
At this point, all the pervious concrete for the parking stalls have been placed and are now curing. In the meantime, Contractor is working on the footings for the pedestrian foot bridge as well as the fencing along the easterly boundary adjacent to the new drive aisle to the parking lot. Project is scheduled for completion in July 2015.
April 14, 2015
Contractor's test panel was accepted by the City so now they are able to continue with the work and are now placing pervious concrete at the parking stalls as shown on these photos.
April 1, 2015
Attached is a new photo update of the additional parking lot under construction for the North County Transportation Center. A more detailed description of work is included.
March 18, 2015
Work is progressing along. They should be done with most of the concrete curbs, gutters, etc work this week and will now concentrate on getting the area ready for pervious concrete, pervious pavers, and placement of base and the trash enclosure.
March 5, 2015
new photos and progress at the former Boatel Mini-storage with the construction of a parking lot. The Contractor is progressing well. Please be careful when travelling through this area because of this construction. There is also construction going on along the west side of Pine Street across from the Train Station so lots going on in this vicinity.
February 23, 2015
The Long Term Parking Lot project is underway. This is the area where there was an old mini-storage across from Robbins Field. City put together a project to convert to a long term parking lot. The project is funded with a combination of sources: Transit Funds along with a San Luis Obispo Council of Governments Park and Ride Grant and a Proposition 1B Grant (for lights).
Airport Fuel Facility (DPW 12-13a)
March 20, 2015
Here are some impressive photos of the fuel facility tanks being placed at the City's new Fuel Facility at the Airport. There are two new tanks being installed. The "small" one weighs 46,000 lbs (empty) and the larger one is 58,000 lbs. The crane is rated for 140 tons! The new facility is located just south of the Airport Terminal.
January 8, 2015
228 cubic yards of concrete have been placed at the Airport's Fuel Facility.
Spring Street Repairs - 16th to 24th (DPW 12-12F)
This road project is being funded with Supplemental Sales Tax passed in 2012.
April 30, 2015
Re-paving of Spring Street - 16th to 24th is in full force. While Spring Street is open to traffic, please be careful as you travel through as the driving lanes are being shifted while construction is going on. Suggest using alternate routes and avoid Spring Street altogether. The heaviest construction traffic road condition will be occurring in the next few weeks and should taper down by early June for final clean-up.
April 24, 2015
Construction activity on Spring Street between 16th to 24th will be increasing starting next week and in the next few weeks after that.This week, as shown on the attached photo, the Contractor is lowering all the utility covers in preparation of the paving work.
October 2, 2014
The City's Contractor will be distributing the attached letter to the residents/businesses that front along Spring Street between 16th and 24th. This is to notify them of the City's upcoming project to repair this segment of Spring Street funded with 1/2 Cent Sales Tax monies. The first phase of work is to repair/replace old water valves. Then after Pioneer Day, they will begin replacing old sewer lines that cross Spring Street at 19th and 23rd. There will be some work to replace/repair some old concrete curbs, gutters etc. After that, paving will take place.
Scott Street Improvements (DPW 12-12E)
January 29, 2016
The Contractor is 85% complete with the concrete portion of the project. In addition to the 40 plus curb ramps to be upgraded to current ADA standards, the Council also directed staff to install concrete sidewalks and curbs and gutter around the dirt lot at the northwest corner of Scott and Commerce. By doing this, the "path of travel" around this neighborhood would be complete.
The Contractor will now begin work to remove and replace deteriorated portions of the median curbs from Westfield to Airport. Once all concrete work is complete, then surface grinding and paving of the road will follow.
December 11, 2015
The contractor has began removing and replacing curb ramps for the project.
The project scope is as follows:
- Upgrade about 30+ curb ramps to meet current ADA requirements
- Install missing sidewalks at the north east corner of Scott and Commerce (along dirt lot in front of Zurn)
- Remove and replace median curbs to address root intrusions into the pavement surface
- Localized base dig-out repairs
- Lower utility covers prior to paving
- Final paving
- Raise utility covers
- Pavement striping and markings
12th Street Rehab: Fresno to Vine Street (DPW 12-12C)
January 29, 2016
First lift of paving was completed at the end of the year from Vine to Chestnut. Work has moved from Chestnut to Fresno. Utilities from Chestnut to Fresno have been installed and the Contractor is now working on grading and preparing for the placement of concrete curbs, gutters, bio-swales and pavers along the north side.
NOTE: The curb ramps at the west side of Vine Street have NOT been done. They want to do that portion when they are ready to re-construct the entire intersection of Vine and 12th. They want to wait when there is an extended window of dry weather so that they can complete the work quickly with minimum impact to traffic.
November 20, 2015
Contractor is now working on removing the existing curb and gutter, and then grading and forming for their replacement. Work is focusing on the block between Vine and Chestnut.
October 29, 2015
Contractor is continuing with sewer main construction. Sewer main from Vine to Chestnut is installed. These photos are the work at Chestnut, and then contractor will continue west to Fresno.
September 21 and 24, 2015
Contractor continuing with installation of 36-inch storm drain. They are now west of Vine and will be complete (at Olive) in a week. They will then begin with sewer starting at Vine and proceed west to Fresno. (9/21/2015)
Contractor is also working on removing (to be replaced) deteriorated curbs and gutters at localized areas between Spring and Vine. (9/24/2015)
September 3, 2015
The Gas Co. is almost complete with relocation of their mains.
Installation of storm drain pipe lines and manholes in progress (current construction between Spring and Vine).
Walnut/Jackson/Shannon Hill (DPW 12-12B)
This road project is being funded with Supplemental Sales Tax and a "Rubberized Asphalt Grant" (EXCEPT for the sewer main. A private developer paid to install the sewer main so that it is installed before we pave the road).
October 29, 2015
All the localized base dig-outs and road stabilization repairs are complete. The contractor is now performing grinding of the road surface in preparation of the final paying.
September 14-22, 2015
Contractor continues making localized base dig-out repairs at various locations.
September 3, 2015
Portion of cross-gutter at Shannon Hill/Walnut installed.
Sewer line in Shannon Hill installed.
Union Road Improvements
Kleck to Montebello Oaks (DPW 12-08)
May 22, 2015
Portion of Union Road from Montebello Oaks to Prospect is complete and is now opened to traffic. The additional southbound lane at Golden Hill in front of the Golden Hill Nursery is also complete. There are tree limbs that need to be trimmed and then the Contractor will open up that lane to traffic. From Kleck to Montebello Oaks, the contractor is still installing sidewalks and will be placing asphalt to connect the residential driveways to the new road. PG&E will also be installing street lights.
May 6, 2015
Curbs and gutters from Kleck to Montebello Oaks have been installed. The intersection at Montebello Oaks has been based and Contractor is scheduled to pave this intersection Friday, May 7th, but with the rain forecasted, it might be postponed to the following week. In any case, the project is still scheduled for completion by early July 2015 and will be done BEFORE the Annual Cattle Drive through town.
April 15, 2015
The Gas Company will be finishing their work this week so starting next week, the City's Contractor will return to the site and finish up their work with final grading of the roadway, and then placing concrete for the curbs, gutter, sidewalks and then paving.
March 28, 2015
The Gas Company is continuing with their work. They started at Kleck and are now well past Walnut. They need to place their lines all the way to Montebello Oaks so they will be here for awhile.
In the meantime, as directed by Council, the project improvements was expanded from Montebello Oaks to Prospect. So while waiting for the Gas Company, the City's contractor is working along this segment as can be seen on the photos. This segment is open to traffic and the Contractor is handling traffic via traffic control with cones and signage so please be careful as you travel in this area.
March 11, 2015
The Gas Company is on-site and installing the permanent gas mains. They will be performing this work for a month. Then the Contractor will return and continue with the work.
March 4, 2015
As the attached photos show, all walls (No. 1, 2, 3) for the Union Road project are now 90% complete. They will still need to be painted, covered with anti-graffiti material, and cable railings/fencing constructed at the top.
February 4, 2015
As stated previously, because Wall No. 1 is almost 600 feet long (though only 4-5 foot high), its construction is being done at different phases as can be seen on the attached photos.
January 27, 2015
As the photos show, Wall No. 2 and 3 (the two 12-15 foot high walls on the south side) are just about done. The only thing left is the surface treatment (paint and anti-graffiti coating) and rails and fencing on top. Attached are also photos of Contractor now working on Wall No. 1. While this wall is shorter (4-5 feet high), it is extra long - almost 600 feet. This wall is along the north side of Union
January 15, 2015
Work is continuing to progress at Wall No. 2 and 3 with installation of drainage behind the wall and beginning to place backfill material. Footings for Wall No. 1 has also been excavated. Wall No. 1 is smaller in height and magnitude and is located on the north side of Union Road.
January 2, 2015
These are photos of the different stages of construction for Wall No. 3. The tall walls (Wall No. 2 and 3) are now 80% complete. The Contractor will now begin work on 2 smaller walls, both on the north side of Union Road. At the same time, he will begin placing backfill materials behind Wall No. 2 and 3.
December 22, 2014
The Contractor is making good progress on Walls 2 & 3. The construction of these walls are the "critical path" items of work. Wall No. 2 & 3 are the tallest and the most time extensive walls to be built. There are two other walls to be built on the north side (Wall No. 1 & 4) that are not quite as tall. Once Wall No. 2 & 3 are completed, they will switch with the construction of Wall No. 1 & 4.
December 5, 2014
Continuing progress with the construction of two 12-14 feet tall retaining walls at the south side of Union east of Walnut.
November 19, 2014
Retaining wall construction. Wall 2 is just east of Walnut; Wall 3 is east of Wall 2.
November 11, 2014
Two 12-14 foot high retaining walls need to be constructed for this project. Both are on the south side and are east of Walnut. The concrete footing for the wall just east of Walnut has been poured and the contractor is now working on installing vertical re-bars. The second wall footing has been excavated and once the footings are formed, then concrete for the footing of that wall will be poured and then vertical rebars installed.
November 4, 2014
The Contractor has completed road excavation to sub-grade. They will now concentrate on constructing the retaining walls. Note that the high retaining walls are going to be on the south side of the road and range up to 12-14 feet in height.
October 2, 2014
The contractor has excavated and removed the old concrete and asphalt from the existing road. The concrete being removed was the old highway before Hwy 46 east was constructed.
September 26, 2014
Waterlines have been completed and the new mains are now connected and "live". Contractor is installing storm drain pipes and cutting back slopes to install the two 12-14 high retaining walls at the south side of the road. This will provide a wider road to accommodate future bike lanes on both sides of road and sidewalk on the north side.
September 19, 2014
The water main is complete and the Contractor is now installing water services and fire hydrants to the new main.
HWY 101/46 West Interchange Modification Project