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The City of Mission Viejo's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) provides for construction, improvement, and maintenance of various public facilities.  Projects fall into one of four major categories:  General Infrastructure; Roadway Rehabilitation; Transportation Systems/Traffic Capacity; and Parks, Recreation, and Municipal Facilities.  There are two major phases to each project:  Design and Construction.  Following are the CIP projects for 2018.

General Infrastructure 

Mission Viejo Trash and Runoff Abatement Project (TRAP), South of Crown Valley Parkway
Construction:  Fall 2018
Contractor:  To be determined
Project Manager:  Jerry Hill, 949-470-3085,
Department:  Public Services

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Environmental Cleanup Program grant funds will be used to renovate medians along Marguerite Parkway.  This project will address the segment on Marguerite Parkway between Center Drive and Shops Boulevard.  Irrigation systems will be changed to more water-efficient drip systems, and plant material be changed to more drought-tolerant vegetation.  In addition, 54 catch basins will be retrofitted with debris screens to prevent trash from entering the city's waterways.

Safety Lighting LED Fixture Conversion
Construction: Summer/Fall 2018
Contractor:  To be determined
Project Manager:  Mark Chagnon, 949-470-3091,
Department:  Public Works

This project will replace standard traffic signal safety light fixtures with more energy-efficient LED fixtures.  The project will replace a total of 145 fixtures in the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) territory of the City (south of La Paz Road) with the work partially funded by rebates and incentives from SDG&E.

Roadway Rehabilitation 

Residential Resurfacing Program
Construction:  Summer/Fall 2018
Contractors:  To be determined
Project Manager:  Rich Schlesinger, 949-470-3079,
Department:  Public Works

The Residential Resurfacing Program is an annual program for removing and replacing deficient concrete and asphalt and resurfacing public streets in designated residential areas.  This program is operated on a 7-year cycle.  The streets for this year's project have not yet been determined.  To learn when your street is scheduled to be resurfaced, view the City's Residential Resurfacing List.  

Arterial Highway Pavement Rehabilitation
Marguerite Parkway from Trabuco Road to Santa Margarita Parkway
Trabuco Road from Marguerite Parkway to Los Alisos Boulevard

Construction:  February through June 2018
Contractors:  All American Asphalt
Project Manager:  Joe Ames, 949-470-8419,
Department:  Public Works

This project will replace deficient concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway aprons and access ramps, as well as deficient sections of asphalt pavement, followed by an asphalt rubber hot mix overlay of the entire roadway.  The City has been awarded $500,000 in Arterial Pavement Management Program grant funding from OCTA/Caltrans and $145,000 in grant funding from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for the completion of this project.

Transportation Systems/Traffic Capacity  

La Paz Road Widening
Construction:  To commence late 2018 or early 2019
Contractor:  To be determined
Project Manager:  Mark Chagnon, 949-470-3091,
Department:  Public Works

This project will widen La Paz Road from four to six lanes between Chrisanta Drive and Muirlands Boulevard.  It will include the widening of the existing bridges, which cross over the railroad tracks.

Felipe/Oso Intersection Improvements
Design:   Ongoing through December 2018
Designer:   Michael Baker International
Project Manager:   Mark Chagnon, 949-470-3091,
Department:   Public Works

This project will provide additional turn lanes to improve intersection operations and ease traffic congestion, as well as landscaping to improve the appearance of the intersection.  

Oso Parkway Westbound 1-5 Freeway Northbound On-ramp Widening
Design:  Ongoing through Spring 2019
Designer:  Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Project Manager:  Rich Schlesinger, 949-470-3079,
Department:  Public Works

This project will widen the northbound freeway on-ramp from one lane to two lanes at Oso Parkway to where the on-ramp currently is two lanes wide.

Traffic Signal Synchronization
Construction:  Ongoing through 2018
Contractor:  Procured by OCTA 
Project Manager:  Philip Nitollama, 949-470-3068,
Department:  Public Works

Based on funding from Measure M2 grant funds, the City is working with OCTA and other agencies on regional projects to synchronize traffic signals along major arterial corridors.  Improved synchronization plans have been implemented on Crown Valley Parkway, Jeronimo Road, La Paz Road, Los Alisos Boulevard, Marguerite Parkway, Muirlands Boulevard, Oso Parkway, Santa Margarita Parkway, and Trabuco Road.  The Alicia Parkway, El Toro Road, Marguerite Parkway (2nd round), and Olympiad Road/Felipe Road corridor efforts are currently underway. 

Alicia/Marguerite Intersection Improvements
Santa Margarita/Marguerite Intersection Improvements

Design:   Ongoing through April 2018
Designer:   ADVANTEC Consulting
Construction:  To commence September 2018
Contractor:  To be determined
Project Manager:   Joe Ames, 949-470-8419,
Department:   Public Works

The Alicia/Marguerite project will provide an additional through lane for eastbound Alicia Parkway and dual left-turn lanes for westbound Alicia Parkway to improve intersection operations and ease traffic congestion.

The Santa Margarita/Marguerite project will provide dual left-turn lanes for both directions of Marguerite Parkway to improve intersection operations and ease traffic congestion.

Los Alisos/Santa Margarita Intersection Improvements
Design:  Ongoing through September 2018
Designer:  civTEC
Project Manager:  Joe Ames, 949-470-8419,
Department:  Public Works

The Los Alisos/Santa Margarita intersection improvement project will provide a second left-turn lane for the northbound direction of Los Alisos Boulevard to improve intersection operations and ease traffic congestion.

Citywide Countdown Pedestrian Signals
Construction:  To commence Fall 2018
Contractor:  To be determined
Project Manager:  Philip Nitollama, 949-470-3068,

Using federal grant funds, this project will replace the balance of the City's pedestrian signals with countdown heads, which improve safety by indicating the time remaining on the "walk" phase.

Parks, Recreation, and Municipal Facilities

Cordova Park Play Area
Construction:  Ongoing through May 2018
Contractor:  Micon Construction, Inc.
Project Manager: W. Keith Rattay, 949-470-3014,
Department: Public Services

This project will rehabilitate the existing play area to bring the equipment and the environment up to current codes.  The work effort will include new play equipment, site lighting, Class One trail improvements, and upgraded landscape and irrigation.

Felipe Tennis Center Office Restroom
Construction:  Ongoing through early Summer 2018
Contractor: Optima RPM, Inc.
Project Manager: W. Keith Rattay, 949-470-3014,
Department: Public Services

This project includes the replacement of the existing restroom and office building with a new and enlarged public restroom and office building to be located in the same area as the existing facility.

Marguerite Aquatics Complex Renovation
Construction:  Ongoing through Summer 2018 
Contractor: Construct One, Inc.
Project Manager: W. Keith Rattay, 949-470-3014,
Department: Public Services

This project includes demolition and reconstruction of the existing dive tower, new pool decking plumbing, lighting and pool plastering, new site fencing, new office buildings, pool equipment enclosures, site grading, drainage, irrigation, hardscape, site furniture, landscape and security lighting.