The Phase 2 Project:
In an attempt to minimize disruption to the community of Alpine, the County recently tried to advance the second phase of streetscape improvements including missing curb, gutter, sidewalk and associated drainage prior to the paving of the downtown Alpine area. Subsequent discovery of steep increases in estimated costs, duration and significant impacts to the community make it extremely difficult and imprudent for this project to go forward as planned at this time.
Instead, Alpine Boulevard has been paved from Tavern Road to South Grade. Completing this paving project will hopefully allow a return to normal traffic flow for the residents and businesses of Alpine. With paving complete, staff will have opportunity to evaluate alternative designs in an attempt to reduce the construction cost and schedule of the Phase 2 improvements and its associated drainage, and to minimize traffic impacts and inconvenience to the Alpine community for these future improvements. The County is still firmly committed to completing the Phase 2 streetscape improvements and anticipates construction in approximately 30 to 36 months.
Paving and Striping are complete:
Alpine Boulevard west of Tavern Road to just west of the Alpine Boulevard / Arnold Way intersection is complete! Striping and street legends are also complete. Additional minor work, such as culvert lining, will be done in the coming weeks.
Updates for future work will be posted on this page and on http://sdcounty.ca.gov/dpw/roads/projects/AlpineBlvd.html as well as on the DPW Facebook page: Facebook.com/SDCountyDPW
We greatly appreciate everyone's patience and understanding in this very important project.
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We believe this approach will benefit the community of Alpine by paving the road now while allowing the County adequate time to thoroughly consider Phase 2 drainage design options in order to reduce construction costs and minimize construction impacts to the community.
There will be some disruption during the November 2012 paving operations but measures are being taken to minimize impacts to businesses and residents of the community as well as to provide access at all times during the paving work. A Project Hotline number has been established to answer questions regarding construction. The number is (888) R-O-A-D-W-R-K (762-3975).
Additional updates will be posted on this web site (bookmark it now)