San Diego County’s Pavement Management Program
San Diego County’s Department of Public Works (DPW) oversees and maintains a network of more than 1,945 miles of paved roads. Keeping the roads maintained and safe is a large undertaking and to meet the challenge, the County relies on its Pavement Management Program. The Pavement Management Program provides guidelines for preventative maintenance and how to select the most appropriate and cost-effective surface treatment or resurfacing measures to extend the pavement’s service life. Maintenance performed ranges from a simple slurry seal to complete asphalt removal and replacement.
Since 2016, Ghirardelli has been supporting the County of San Diego by providing field inspection and quality assurance support.
Wide Variety of Pavement Improvements
The asphalt overlay project rehabilitates existing roadways through a variety of improvements including milling and grinding, overlay, and replacing striping and rumble strips. In some locations the project improves street hardscapes including curb and gutter and depending on location, also includes dig-outs, rubberized asphalt concrete, asphalt dike rehabilitation and replacement, survey monument and manhole adjustment/replacement, traffic control, traffic signal loop replacement, SWPPP inspection, and reporting.
Ghirardelli Provides Construction Management and Inspection Services
Our assigned Resident Engineer monitors the contractor on-site to verify compliance with all construction contract specifications, plans, and schedules. Other tasks include monitoring compliance with NPDES General Construction and MS4 Stormwater permits and permit conditions; all federal, state, and local safety rules and regulations; and all federal and state labor regulations. Our field personnel prepare and submit weekly statements of working days, review and submit progress schedules, maintain project files (both paper and electronic); prepare project correspondence; and prepare and maintain project fiscal records.
Our team coordinates directly with the County’s Materials lab weekly for all testing services, reviews all diaries and quantity calculations by the inspection team and prepares monthly pay estimates, and reviews and works with the contractor on all change orders to confirm that they are necessary and supported by full documentation. We also coordinate work with the County’s various departments and the public during construction, and prepare the final construction report, as-built drawings, and perform full project close-out.