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Construction (Capital Improvement) Projects

In accordance with the City Municipal Code Section 14.01.540(c), “Moratorium on Newly Paved Streets,” The City does not allow street cuts on streets that have been newly paved or resurfaced for a period of five (5) years unless an emergency to public health and safety exists. If a street with a moratorium is cut for any reason, the required asphalt repairs will be per the City Engineer. In most cases, the street will need to be entirely resurfaced with a minimum two (2) inch overlay from curb to curb in the area of work. In streets where a moratorium exists, the City Engineer may allow tunneling as an alternative to street cuts as long as there is enough space outside the paved surface to accommodate the tunneling operation. Tunneling will not be allowed in a street where a moratorium exists if the asphalt concrete pavement surface will be impacted. All damage caused during the work shall be repaired in kind within five (5) working days from the completion of the work.

To view a list of streets subject to the City’s Street Moratorium, refer to the City of Dana Point Streets Subject to Street Moratorium Map (PDF).

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects are non-recurring major construction or repair projects undertaken by the City of Dana Point. CIP projects can include; land and right-of-way acquisition; the construction, major repair, reconstruction or replacement of capital items such as: buildings, roadways, bridges and parks; purchase of major equipment with long life expectancy; or projects requiring debt obligation or borrowing.

To learn more about the City of Dana Point’s CIP Projects, please click on the links below: 

The following is a list of City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Projects currently in construction or anticipated to begin construction in 2013. To learn more about a specific project, click on “Project Name."

Project No. Project Name                                                                                         
1242 PCH/Del Prado Street Design/Construction

For information on the CIP Projects currently being advertised, visit the Construction Bidboard website.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the construction activities, please contact the Public Works & Engineering Services Department at (949) 248-3554 or send an email to

The following is a list of funded Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Projects scheduled for Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014. Partially funded projects (*) may be completed in later years and require future approval from the City Council. To learn more about a specific project, click on the “Project Name”

Project No. Project Name
1223 PCH and Del Prado Improvements (PDF), Town Center Presentation to City Council, May 7, 2013 (PDF), Town Center Project Update Presentation to City Council, June 18, 2013 (PDF)                                               
1260 Minor Drainage/Diversion Repair (PDF)
1261 Annual Slurry Seal Program (PDF) 
1262 Arterial Roadway Rehabilitation (PDF)
1263 Sidewalk and Concrete Repairs (PDF)
1264 ADA Sidewalk Improvements (PDF)
1265 Traffic Safety Repairs & Improvements (PDF)
1267 Annual Residential Resurfacing FY14, Phase II (PDF)
1268 Annual Residential Roadway Resurfacing FY14/15, Phase I (PDF)
1269 Annual Residential Roadway Resurfacing FY 14/15, Phase II (PDF)
1270 San Juan Creek Storm Drain Water Quality Project - L01SO2 (PDF)
1271 Storm Drain Repairs (PDF)

AB2766 Fund – Authorized by the State, fees are imposed on motor vehicles by the air pollution control districts. The fees are collected by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and distributed to local agencies by the South Coast Air Quality Management District to be used for the projects which improve air quality.

Bicycle Corridor Improvement Program (BCIP) – Funded through the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program which provides funding for transportation related projects that reduce congestion and improve air quality throughout Orange County.

Coastal Area Road Improvements and Traffic Signals (CARITS) Fees - The CARITS Fee Program will finance the construction of roadway gaps, intersection improvements and traffic signals within the coastal area circulation system of the County.  The road improvements to be funded by this program are identified in the South County Road Improvement Action Plan.

General Fund – The capital budget is often supported by the transfer of unencumbered monies from the City’s General Fund. However, accurate project cost forecasting is difficult and dependent on the City’s future year ability to match costs with revenues.  As such, general purpose funds may be used to finance any capital project.

Measure M2 Fund - Measure M, the Revised Traffic Improvement and Growth Management Ordinance for Orange County, provides for the collection of one-half (1/2) percent retail transactions sales tax to fund Transportation Improvement Programs County-wide.

Park Development Fees – Fee required of a developer/builder for purposes of defraying the actual or estimated costs of constructing future park and recreation improvements.

State Highway User's (Gasoline) Taxes - Under Sections 2105, 2106, 2107, and 2107.5 of the California Streets and Highways Code, cities are allocated a share of the revenues derived from the state taxes on gasoline.  These revenues are restricted in their use to the construction, improvement and maintenance of public streets.

Traffic Impact Fees - Fees required of a developer/builder for purposes of defraying the actual or estimated costs of constructing future traffic signalization improvements in the vicinity of the development/building. These funds may be used only for the construction or reimbursement for construction of traffic signals within the area from which the fees comprising the fund were collected. Interest accruing from these funds can be used anywhere within the City.

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