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  • SIDEWALK, REPLACEMENT, RIKER, STREET, SALINAS, CA, 2017

    SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT ON RIKER STREET.

  • SIDEWALK, REPLACEMENT, RIKER, STREET, SALINAS, CA, 2017

    SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT ON RIKER STREET

  • SIDEWALK, REPLACEMENT, RIKER, STREET, SALINAS, CA, 2017

    SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT ON RIKER STREET.

  • SIDEWALK, REPLACEMENT, RIKER, STREET, SALINAS, CA, 2017

    SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT ON RIKER STREET.

  • SIDEWALK, REPLACEMENT, RIKER, STREET, SALINAS, CA, 2017

    SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT ON RIKER STREET.

  • BIORETENTION, EL DORADO, PARK, SALINAS, CA

    BIORETENTION @ EL DORADO PARK

  • BIORETENTION, EL DORADO, PARK, SALINAS, CA

    BIORETENTION @ EL DORADO PARK

  • BIORETENTION, EL DORADO, PARK, SALINAS, CA

    BIORETENTION @ EL DORADO PARK

  • Pile driving at Elvee Bridge

    Pile driving for Elvee Drive Bridge.

  • Elvee Drive

    Elvee Drive

  • Elvee Drive Improvements

    Construction work for Elvee Drive.

  • Elvee Drive Improvements

    CURB AND GUTTER CONSTRUCTION AT ELVEE DRIVE

  • Elvee Drive Improvements

    Sidewalk construction at Elvee Drive.

  • Tyler Street Sidewalk Construction

    Tyler Street Sidewalk Construction

  • tyler Street Sidewalk Construction

    Tyler Street Sidewalk Construction

The Engineering Division:

  • is responsible for implementing and managing the City's Capital Improvement Projects
  • provides project management services for the planning, design, inspection, and construction of public facilities
  • provides engineering services for other City departments and the public
  • ensures the compliance of engineering standards necessary for the protection of public health and safety
  • provides administrative support for the Public Works Department
  • supervises and controls the Department’s operating and project budgets
  • manages all city-owned property, including leases and rents
  • provides administrative oversight of all maintenance, assessment, and parking districts, and administrative oversight of all Public Works grants
  • acquires property as needed for projects
  • administers programs dealing with energy efficiency, environmental and labor compliance for Public works projects
  • and responds to citizen complaints and inquiries.

Sanitary Sewer Master Plan

Sanitary Sewer Master Plan provides a comprehensive update for the City of Salinas, based on the City’s 2002 General Plan, development planning, and preliminary planning information from the current housing element update.

The master plan includes development of a city-wide sanitary sewer system model (10-inch and greater diameter) for existing and projected future development, development of wastewater flow projections, use of the model to identify and analyze required improvements, and development of capital improvement program recommendations based on the analysis results.
 

Pavement Management System (PMS)

The City of Salinas has 290.2 centerline miles (664.7 lane miles) of streets/roadways network to maintain.  The process to plan the maintenance and repair of this network of streets/roadways to improve its pavement conditions over the entire network is known as Pavement Management.  It includes the many aspects and tasks needed to maintain a quality pavement inventory, including maintaining a pavement inspection database.  The Pavement Management System (PMS) is a planning tool used to help staff with pavement management decisions.

The update of the City’s Pavement Management System (PMS) has been completed.  The PMS Reports stated that as of November 4, 2017, the City’s overall Pavement Condition Index (PCI) is 54.  The PCI is a numerical index between 0 and 100 which is used to indicate the general condition of a pavement, with 100 representing the best possible condition and 0 representing the worst possible condition.  The PCI rating of 54 places the City’s street network condition in the low position of “Good” category.

The Budget Report states that the City’s current roadway maintenance backlog is $137.9 million.  If no maintenance is applied over the next five years, roads already distressed will continue to deteriorate and the network PCI will drop to 43.  To maintain the current network PCI of 54, an annual budget of $7.0 million is needed. The maintenance backlog will increase to $263.5 million at the end of the five-year period in this scenario. Other budget scenarios are also shown on the report.

Click on the following weblinks to review these reports:  
Pavement Condition Assessment Report and Budget Options Report