Poway’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) balances needed public improvements with our community’s financial resources and ensures the timely repair and replacement of aging infrastructure. There are 36 projects in the pipeline with a collective price tag of more than $46 million. These projects cover streets, drainage, public facilities, water and sewer anywhere from the predesign phase to recently completed.
Senior Civil Engineer Melody Rocco shared a CIP update at a recent council meeting, highlighting projects that maintain and improve our city’s infrastructure.
Some of these projects are highly visible to city residents, like the Espola Road Safety Improvements project. Rocco said SDG&E’s contractor is nearing completion of the utility infrastructure installation phase. The next phase, which involves pulling electric cable through the new infrastructure, should have considerably less impact on traffic. The city is on track with design plans for finishing the pathway and expects to move forward with completing the pathway as soon as the undergrounding project is finished.
Other CIP projects may be less visible, but benefit the community nonetheless. These include projects that preserve our city’s water and sewer system, such as the Buehler Reservoir rehabilitation and Martincoit Road sewer upsize project. A mandated program through the Regional Water Quality board will require the city to capture all trash that’s essentially larger than a cigarette butt in commercial, industrial and high-density residential areas. This project is in the design phase.