Having completed a major water pipeline replacement project along the 30th Street corridor, next week San Diego will start repaving and restriping the street segment south from Polk Avenue to Juniper Street, adding new separated bike lanes, it was announced Friday.
Once the repaving effort is completed, the roadway will be given time to cure and then bike lane facilities will be installed in early July.
To help minimize impacts to both traffic and businesses with Temporary Outdoor Business Operation Permits along 30th Street, the construction work will be performed during nighttime hours Sundays through Thursdays. In addition, project staff have been working with business owners who will need to remove temporary outdoor dining patios from the street before construction work takes place and replace them after their street segment has been paved.
New bike lanes installed on both sides of the street will be 7 feet wide and each general travel lane will be 11 feet wide. The new street layout will use physical barriers, including plastic posts and parked vehicles, to safely separate cyclists and micro mobility users from vehicle traffic.
“What we have accomplished here is no small feat; we were able to upgrade several miles of critical infrastructure and give residents a new way to get around their community,” said James Nagelvoort, director of the city’s Engineering and Capital Projects Department. “I want to thank all of my staff who spent countless hours in the field, both night and day, to ensure this project was successful.”
The roughly $30 million 30th Street Pipeline Replacement Project, which replaced more than five miles of water pipelines throughout North Park, Golden Hill and the Southeastern communities, is part of the city’s Capital Improvements Program.
–City News Service