Construction Updates

La Mesa is working to improve your streets! In addition to the new dining and retail options popping up across the City, La Mesa is working to improve the “citizen experience” in every aspect, one street at a time. See below for the full list of construction updates to familiarize yourself with how your city government is working for you.

West La Mesa Street Improvements and Junior High Drive

  • The project will extend Junior High Drive from Olive Avenue to Lowell Street; resurface University Avenue from La Mesa Boulevard to Harbinson Avenue; upgrade existing traffic signal equipment; replace existing sewer trunk mains on select local streets and improve bike lanes and routes throughout the West La Mesa Neighborhood.

Vista La Mesa Park 

  • The project will bring the park to new standards for playground and picnic facilities, lighting and ADA accessibility.  In addition, a new roof will be installed on the existing restroom facility.

Three Signal Project

  • The project will upgrade three existing signals at La Mesa Boulevard at Glen Street, Amaya Drive at Amaya Court, and Center Drive at Grossmont Center Mall Entrance #6 by installing protected left turn phases at each.

Zone 2 Maintenance

  • Crews will be working on infrastructure maintenance within Maintenance Zone 2 throughout the year. Work will include: street tree trimming; concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk and pedestrian ramps; street repairs and slur.

North Spring Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvement Project, Phase I 

  • The proposed project includes the construction of high visibility pedestrian crosswalks, curb ramps, lighting, and sidewalks along two North Spring Street overcrossing structures spanning over I-8.

2018 Street Resurfacing Project 

  • The project addresses street resurfacing needs city-wide and includes rubberized asphalt paving on select streets. The project will include upgrades to bicycle facilities where feasible and utilize State Bill 1 (SB-1) funds allocated to the City for Fiscal Year 2018. Pending availability of funds, the following streets will be included in the resurfacing project: La Mesa Boulevard, Lemon Avenue, Palm Avenue, Alvarado Road, 70th Street, Jackson Drive, Spring Street and Mellmanor Drive.

Fletcher Parkway Fiber Project  

  • The Fletcher Parkway Fiber Replacement Project will upgrade the traffic signal interconnect system by replacing outdated multi-mode fiber optic cable with new single mode fiber optic cable. New fiber optic cable will transmit information to City Hall improving traffic flow on the City’s busiest corridor.