Capital Improvements Program (CIP)
The City of San Diego has more than 3,250 miles of water pipelines that provide safe, healthful drinking water to the 1.4 million residents within its service area. Some pipelines are more than 100 years old, are deteriorating, and are in need of replacement, repair and upgrades. To avoid future service disruptions, such as water main breaks, the aging pipelines are replaced or rehabilitated. The new pipelines will bring the existing water pipes or mains up to modern standards, accommodate community growth and reduce maintenance requirements.
The University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project will replace approximately 4.33 miles (22,722 feet) of pipeline within the University Heights, Hillcrest and North Park communities. The project will also reconstruct pedestrian curb-ramps to facilitate access with persons with disabilities. City street surfaces will be reconstructed with slurry seal, paving and striping as needed with vegetation and landscaping within the impacted areas.
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: University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project" email self-subscribe list. To view previous email updates for this project, please visit the email archive page.
Completion of Project Design: June 30, 2014
Construction: May 2015 through Spring 2018*
The project's planning, design, and construction budget is $18.7 million.*
For questions or concerns about the project, call the Public Works Department construction project information line at (619) 533-4207, email [email protected], or submit your inquiry online. Please reference "University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project" in your inquiry.
* The construction schedule and project budget is approximate and subject to change.
** The work will be implemented in increments of an average of 700-1000 ft. (approximately 2 blocks) at a time. Businesses and residents on the block where work will take place will be notified prior to the construction crews starting work on their block.