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The Roads Section of DPW is responsible for nearly 2,000 miles of County roads – enough to drive from San Diego across the country to Pensacola, Florida. 

spray painting roadwayMaintaining this extensive roadway system is more than just filling potholes and installing road signs. County road crews grind out and resurface entire sections of worn out and damaged road way. They help maintain our bridges, repair damaged guardrails, traffic lights and streetlights, paint the roadway striping, legends and crosswalks, and plow the mountain roads during and after the winter storms. They also maintain the right-of-way, making sure vegetation doesn’t obstruct your view when pulling out onto the road. They clean out storm drains and channels, replace worn out and rusted under-the-roadway culverts, and even put out the signs to warn you when a roadway is flooded and not safe to cross.  They even help close off the street when you plan that special event in your community.

It’s all to keep our roads safe and passable – so we can “Live Well.”

And this is just in the unincorporated area of San Diego County. You can find out more information about the road maintenance in one of the 18 incorporated cities here, visit their websites.


Road Service Request Form  You can report road-related issues such as potholes, cracks, damaged or missing signs, trash, graffiti and more via the Internet or by calling 858-694-3850.

County roads are impacted from time to time by severe weather or other concerns. You can find road information on DPW‘s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Road Closure page  for temporary new roadway construction, repairs such as resurfacing, or even the movement of heavy equipment.

Tree Trimming Is a tree in the right-of-way? What about power lines? Whose responsibility is it?

Telephone Directory  It’s how to reach us, day or night.

Road Maintenance:  Information on how roads are maintained, service programs, and how you can help.

Road Stations/Field Engineering  Information about our County Road Station network.

Road Funding  it’s how we pay for roads from federal, state and local sources – where those gas tax dollars go.

Adopt-a-Road Program  you can help in this worthwhile project to keeps our County highways clean.


Prop 1B Roadway Funding

Public Road Standards  Design standards for public roads

Field Engineering supports the road maintenance

County Maintained Roads  The complete list of County of San Diego maintained roads

Links to other Sections

Traffic Engineering   Information on traffic signs, signals and striping. This page also has links to the Special Event Permit application, Traffic Advisory Committee agenda, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Flood Control   For flooding issues outside of the public right-of-way.

Transportation Home logo  YouTube logo  Get updates on road construction projects, traffic and advisories, etc.

Email Updates  Get DPW and other County news and information