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Avenida De La Playa Infrastructure Replacement Project & Sewer and Water Group Job 809

Located in the community of La Jolla, the Avenida de la Playa Infrastructure Replacement Project & Sewer and Water Group Job 809 projects were consolidated into a single construction contract to reduce community impacts and improve construction coordination between both projects.

E-mail Updates

For both projects, all efforts will be taken to minimize impacts to the residents and businesses in the community. The impacts may change as construction progresses. To help keep the community informed about the anticipated construction activities and impacts for both projects, updates will be emailed to subscribers as significant events occur.

To receive the email updates, submit your email address in the “Join our Email List” box on the left side of this page, and select the “Project Updates: Avenida De La Playa - Sewer & Water Group 809” email self-subscribe list. To view previous email updates for this project, please visit the e-mail archive page.

Avenida de la Playa Infrastructure Replacement Project Overview

This project will replace and realign approximately 1,300 linear feet of existing storm drain main and upgrade the existing outfall structure. New curb ramps will be constructed where needed, and the impacted streets will be resurfaced.

Sewer and Water Group 809 Project Overview

This project will replace, rehabilitate and install approximately 9,150 linear feet of 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch and 15-inch sewer main; and approximately 8,000 linear feet of 8-inch water main. The project also includes replacement/installation of sewer manholes, sewer laterals, water valves, water services, fire hydrants, fire services, curb ramps and street resurfacing on impacted streets.

Project Background

These two projects will help bring the existing storm water, sewer, and water delivery system up to current standards, improve system reliability and reduce maintenance requirements. This project meets requirements by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Public Health to replace all aging and deteriorated concrete sewer mains and cast-iron water mains.

By replacing these mains, the City will not only meet the regulatory mandates, but it will also bring these mains up to current City standards and prevent any future sewer spills and stoppages in the area. Due to the undersized storm drains on Avenida De La Playa, frequent flooding occurs, which contributes to pollution in the area and on the adjacent beach. As part of a State designated Area of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) by the California Ocean Plan, pollution and other discharges are prohibited in the waters off La Jolla Shores.

Construction Schedules

  • Construction Start: Fall 2013
  • Avenida de La Playa Infrastructure Project Construction Finish: Summer 2014
  • Sewer & Water Group Job 809 Project Construction Finish: Winter 2015

Project Budgets

  • The Avenida de la Playa Infrastructure project’s planning, design, and construction budget is approximately $4,500,000.*
  • The Sewer and Water Group Job 809 project’s planning, design, and construction budget is approximately $10,500,000.*

* The construction schedule and project budget is approximate and subject to change.

Contact Us

For questions or concerns about the project, call the Public Works Department construction project information line at (619) 533-4207, e-mail engineering@sandiego.gov, or submit your inquiry online. Please reference "Avenida De La Playa Infrastructure Replacement Project & Sewer and Water Group Job 809" in your inquiry.