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San Diego expands funding for road construction and infrastructure projects

San Diego’s “Ready to Rebuild” capital budget for 2024 is being called the largest-ever investment in infrastructure and will significantly expand the city’s capacity to deliver critical capital projects.

This budget includes additional investments in road repair, stormwater and facilities including parks with more than $140 million for street repair/resurfacing – the largest annual plan ever.

Projects are planned to resurface 157 miles of streets, including both full overlay and slurry seal.

The budget also adds $21.5 million to the infrastructure fund for improvements to city facilities, parks and stormwater infrastructure.

More than $38.6 million was added to a capital improvement program for parks and playgrounds, as well as the development of new green spaces throughout the city.

New city and joint-use park facilities funded in the proposed budget include:

  • Riviera Del Sol Neighborhood Park
  • Cathy Hopper Friendship Senior Center
  • Ellen Browning Scripps Park Comfort Station
  • Memorial Senior Center
  • Mountain View Teen Center
  • Eugene Brucker Education Center Dog Park
  • Gompers Dog Park
  • Paradise Hills Community Park Dog Park
  • Allied Gardens Off Leash Dog Park
  • Chollas Triangle-Groundwork
  • Olive Street Mini Park
  • Salk Neighborhood Joint Use
  • Clairemont Canyons Academy Joint-Use
  • Marston Middle School Joint-Use

Mayor Todd Gloria calls the plan a “getting it done” budget.

“We built a strong foundation for improving the infrastructure and overall quality of core city services in my administration’s first two budgets,” he said. “This coming fiscal year, we’re focused on efficiently and effectively delivering on those investments and making substantial progress toward ensuring that, operationally, we’re the well-functioning City government that San Diegans expect and deserve.”

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