City of Escondido’s Street Maintenance Program

One of the four parts of the Escondido City Council Action Plan is neighborhood improvement, and one element of the plan is investing in maintaining good City streets. Every street in our City was surveyed and a Pavement Management Program was developed to ensure efficient and proactive management.  This program established eight different geographical zones for economy of scale. Maintenance within each residential area is prioritized to address the zone with the lowest average pavement condition first. Zone Map. In addition to focusing on residential maintenance zones, City staff resurfaces several other larger streets each year work prioritized based on the pavement condition of each street.  The Pavement Management Program is based on actual observations, assures an impartial and objective schedule of improvement, and allows the actual repaving work to occur in the most efficient manner.

Annual Street Maintenance Program:

Each year, City staff prepares a contract to advertise and receive bids for a Street Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project.  The Program focuses on one of the eight residential maintenance zones.  In addition, the highest priority major streets are treated based on pavement condition.  Though our primary goal is reconditioning streets to extend the life of our roadways and improve driving conditions, the project also includes several other key elements to improve traffic flow, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and to reduce long term on-going maintenance problems:

  • Remove and replace trees that present a risk to public safety or are damaging streets and sidewalks. Replacement trees are selected with species better suited for their environment.
  • Remove and replace damaged or uneven sidewalk areas. Areas are prioritized based on level of use and condition.
  • Add pedestrian ramps to improve accessibility and meet ADA guidelines.
  • Update to street signing and striping to improve flow of traffic and add bike lanes in accordance with the City’s Bicycle Master Plan.

When will my Street be Re-surfaced?

Each year the highest priority streets with a geographical maintenance zone are selected for maintenance.  This year’s zone of focus (NE) is located north of Lincoln Avenue and east of Broadway  Zone Map.  The attached list of streets will be treated between October 2017 and June 2018.  In addition several major streets are included, such as portions of Broadway, Centre City Parkway, Felicita Ave, Lincoln Ave, Sheridan Ave and Valley Parkway.   

Anticipated project highlights:

  1. Resurface 94-lane miles of City streets
  2. Replace 0.83-miles of sidewalks
  3. Add bike lanes to 5.6-miles of City streets
  4. Install 26 pedestrian ramps
  5. Remove and replace 114 trees

If you live outside this year’s maintenance zone, the list of streets to be resurfaced will be evaluated during the year shown on the attached Zone Map.  Those streets in the greatest need of repair will be resurfaced based upon the available budget.

What if there is an Immediate Need for Repair?

The City Public Works Department addresses issues of immediate concern, such as filling potholes or other situations which develop and need attention right away.  The City often depends on residents to alert  us of those conditions.   If you would like to report a pothole, you may do so by providing information on the location here Report It app.  We organize and prioritize submitted requests, and schedule work to efficiently make repairs to address community concerns.

Recent Street Maintenance Program Accomplishments:

The additional investment in maintenance of the City streets has resulted in 182-lane miles being paved in the past three budget years.

FY13/14 Projects focused on Zone ES (Location: South of Valley and East of Ash) – 57-lane miles paved

FY14/15 Project focused on Zone CN (Location: Bounded by I-15, Lincoln, Ash and 5th) – 58-lane miles paved

FY15/16 Project focused on Zone CS (Location: Bounded by I-15, Felicita and 5th) – 67-lane miles paved