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Road repairs planned for Scripps Ranch

Road repairs planned for Scripps Ranch

As the weather has improved with sunny skies in the forecast, City of San Diego street crews are beginning another slurry seal project to repair and resurface roads in several communities. Over the next few weeks, the City will be resurfacing streets in and around the communities of Tierrasanta, Scripps Miramar Ranch, La Jolla and University City.

However, most of the resurfacing during the first week of this project will not be performed in the Scripps Ranch area.

View a map of street repair and other projects in your neighborhood by visiting the City’s interactive Project Finder map.

The City’s ongoing slurry seal program prevents the deterioration of streets, which is key to improving the overall condition of San Diego’s road network, and reduces the need for more costly asphalt overlay and reconstruction required for badly deteriorated streets.

Slurry seal is often completed in phases over a period of several days or weeks, and there are multiple slurry seal projects happening across the city at the same time. This year’s winter storms delayed road repairs and maintenance, but recent weather conditions have recently allowed field crews to continue that work.

Slurry seal is a cost-effective, pavement preservation method consisting of asphalt emulsion, sand and rock. This mixture is applied to the street surface at an average thickness of a quarter inch and extends the life of streets that are already in good condition.  

Streets are selected for resurfacing through a pavement management system that helps to determine when to schedule streets for resurfacing. Each street segment is assigned an Overall Condition Index (OCI) score based on the pavement’s roughness and cracks.

To prioritize street paving, the OCI is used in conjunction with other factors, such as traffic volume, road type, maintenance history, other construction projects, and available funding. Repairs are often grouped within a neighborhood to include streets that are in similar condition or repairs are performed after other projects, such as pipeline replacement.