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New Road Repair Projects Begin in Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos and Carmel Valley

two way road with a sign on the right side of the lane that says lane closed for slurry seal work

Several City of San Diego communities will soon have improved and safer streets thanks to the start of a new slurry seal project, part of an overall effort to repair and resurface roads citywide. This week, the City will begin resurfacing streets in and around Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos and Carmel Valley.

Slurry seal is used to prevent the deterioration of streets, which is vital to improving the overall condition of San Diego’s network of roads. It reduces the need for a more costly asphalt overlay and reconstruction for badly deteriorated streets. Information about different types of street repair can be found on the Transportation webpage.

Slurry seal is often completed in phases over several days or weeks. Multiple slurry seal projects are happening across the City simultaneously and are often coupled with other upgrades to increase safety and mobility for all modes of transportation.

The latest work as part of Slurry Seal Project 2324 will be completed, weather permitting, through the months of February and March. The following roads will be resurfaced:

  • Paseo Montalban
  • Carmel Mountain Road
  • Oftedahl Way
  • Via Cima Bella
  • Salmon River Road
  • Twin Trails Drive
  • Black Mountain Road
  • Bernardo Heights Parkway
  • Avenida Venusto
  • Avenida Consentido
  • Calle Tamega
  • Calle Suntuoso
  • Via Embeleso
  • Avenida Suavidad
  • Paseo Lucido
  • Via Huelva
  • Via Monzon
  • Paseo Cardiel
  • Little Mcgonigle Ranch Road
  • Equestrian Ridge Court
  • Spur Crossing Way
  • Stable Vista Way
  • Gallop Crest Court
  • Timber Brook Lane
  • Laurel Chase Drive
  • Corte Pleno Verano
  • Via Cangrejo
  • Corte Mar De Cristal
  • West Ocean Air Drive
  • Aquitaine Court
  • Lorient Court
  • Del Mar Mesa Road
  • Angouleme Court
  • Anderson Ridge Place
  • Corte Mar De Hierba
  • Corte Mar De Brisa
  • Calle Mejillones
  • Corte Mejillones
  • Corte Luz Del Sol
  • Vereda Luz Del Sol
  • Calle Mar De Mariposa
  • Vista Sorrento Parkway
  • East Ocean Air Drive
  • Via Mar De Delfinas
  • Torrey Circle
  • Corte Mar Asombrosa
  • Terraza Mar Marvelosa
  • Corte Jardin Del Mar
  • Sand Crab Place
  • Senda Acuario
  • Vereda Mar Del Sol
  • Corte Langostino
  • Vereda Sol Del Dios
  • Ocean Bluff Avenue

Slurry seal is a cost-effective pavement preservation method consisting of asphalt emulsion, sand and rock. This mixture is applied to the street surface at an average thickness of a quarter inch and extends the life of already in-good-condition streets.

Streets are selected for resurfacing through a pavement management system that helps determine when to schedule streets. Each street segment is assigned a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) score based on the pavement’s roughness and cracks. Earlier this year, the City’s Transportation Department announced the results of a comprehensive survey of pavement conditions in San Diego where all streets across the City were scored according to the Pavement Condition Index.

To prioritize street paving, the recent PCI scores are used in conjunction with other factors, such as traffic volume, road type, equity, climate resiliency, mobility, maintenance history, other construction projects, and available funding. Repairs are often grouped within a neighborhood to include streets in similar conditions or performed after other projects, such as pipeline replacement.

View a map of past, current and future street repair in your neighborhood by visiting the City’s interactive StreetsSD map.