Seven roads in Bonsall are among the 21 roads in the base bid of a contract which will be awarded to resurface county-maintained roads with rubberized emulsion asphaltic slurry.
The base bid covering 8.67 miles of county-maintained streets includes the resurfacing of 0.11 miles of Via Almonte, 0.38 miles of Via Altamira, 0.19 miles of Via Belmonte, 0.02 miles of Via Inca, 0.06 miles of Via Serra, 0.20 miles of Via de Todos Santos, and 0.05 miles of Via Tala. On Feb. 6, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors authorized the contract while appropriating an additional $1,150,000 for the project.
“Over the last two years we’ve spent $4.1 million on maintenance alone in my district. If you add in capital road improvements, we’ve spent over $20 million during those two years. I think this most recent contract, like all of them, shows our commitment to keeping our road system safe and durable,” said Supervisor Bill Horn.
The county maintains nearly 2,000 miles of roads. The county’s Department of Public Works uses a pavement management system which includes field review, mechanical data, and citizen and community input to prioritize road rehabilitation projects. Visual assessments are conducted to determine the extent and type of cracking or other surface defects, and pavement management software validates and categorizes road surface distress.
The bid packages have been structured to include a base bid with the minimum number of road segments for which work will be performed along with seven additive alternatives, or clusters of road segments which can be added to the contract if funding and bid prices permit. Should all seven additive alternatives be included, the work would resurface 24.85 miles of county-maintained roads.
The construction contract has an estimated cost of $2,150,000 including contingencies and administration expenses. The Board of Supervisors had previously budgeted $1,000,000 from the Highway User Tax Account, which is derived from sales tax on gasoline, for the resurfacing. The additional appropriations were obtained from a $1,000,000 balance in the county’s road fund and a $150,000 developer agreement.
The community planning groups and community sponsor groups were notified about projects within their planning areas, and utility companies have also been notified so that any trenching work can be scheduled prior to the resurfacing of those roads or can be coordinated with the resurfacing work. The resurfacing is scheduled to begin this spring and be complete by winter 2014.