The Survey Section provides land surveying and real property information to the public as well as in house survey basemap information for engineering design. Surveying is involved in land development permitting, certificates of compliance, lot line adjustments, tentative and final map approval, right of way locations, and survey benchmarking.
The Construction Management Section oversees and inspects all public improvement construction activities within the City of Ventura. These services are placed into two distinct areas as follows:
- City-funded capital improvement program (CIP) projects. These activities includes all street improvements, waterline replacements, sewer replacements, sidewalk and handicap ramp construction, bridge improvements, bike path improvements, and improvements made to City facilities.
- Encroachment and Grading Permits. This includes land development activities that become public infrastructure, utility excavations such as Southern California Gas, Edison and others, and over the counter permits such as driveway aprons, and sewer lateral replacements. The Construction Section also oversees the grading of all private and public developments to ensure design elevations, grades, slopes, and compaction testing meets the design intent.
Our mission is to provide excellent customer service while producing high quality projects on schedule and within budget. Safe practice is our priority.
Current Construction Projects
SCE Distribution Infrastructure Improvement (Ventura)
Ventura Avenue Resurfacing Project
Please note that Chapter 22.250 of the City of Ventura's municipal code, the City can require a sewer lateral TV inspection upon transfer of property title and based on the findings of the TV inspection, can require the Owner to repair and replace and sewer lateral deficiencies. If you as an owner are considering selling a property located on a street designated to be paved, it is recommended that you do so before the paving project occurs.
Ventura Avenue SCE Powerline Project
This is just for the pole replacement and cross arm work. Crews will return to install the cables during the month of May.
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Sewer Line Replacement - Main and Brent Street Area
The City of Ventura will begin the Main and Brent Street Area Sewer line Replacement project starting in the middle of April 2016 and it is anticipated to be completed in the end of Fall 2016. This project includes the replacement of undersized existing sewer pipelines in the Brent Street area and along Main Street from the 5-Points intersection to Lemon Grove Avenue, as well as in Channel Drive at the south end of Lemon Grove, along the streets shown on the map. The work will take place between the hours of 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. This project will improve the reliability and capacity of our sewer system to meet the needs of our residents and business community in the future.
The contractor for these improvements is Toro Enterprises, Inc. No Parking signs will be posted on affected streets during construction; the contractor will also place notices with additional information on resident doors a few days prior to the beginning of work.
While there may be some inconveniences to you during this period, we will strive to minimize them. Please call the numbers listed below if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, during these important improvements.
Whom to Contact Regarding This Project?
Toro Construction: Alex Marquez (805) 432-0065 – for urgent/after hour issues OR General number (805) 483-4515
City of Ventura: Loree Pryce, PE - Project Manager: (805) 658-4704
Larry Jenkins - Senior Construction Inspector: (805) 701-3630
Golf Course Well #7 Enclosure
The proposed Golf Course Well 7 will pump from the Oxnard Plain Groundwater Basin, which is managed by the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA). FCGMA has approved construction of Well 7 as a replacement well for existing Golf Course Well 3, which is not an active well and was destroyed as part of the drilling project. The existing Golf Course Wells 5 and 6 have been operating continuously, and as a result, continue to decrease in water production. The new Well 7 will provide needed backup and redundancy to the existing two wells and serve as a replacement well.
Construction of Golf Course Well 7 will occur in two phases. The first phase consists of drilling and constructing the new well, which is completed. The second phase (current project) consists of site improvements, installing the pump, motor, related equipment and making the new well operational.
Estimated Start Date- April 2016
Estimated Completion Date- August 2016
Construction Engineer- Ernie Ferrer (805) 677-3905
Contractor- Taft Electric
Tank Replacement Hall Canyon
The original scope of this project included the seismic upgrade of the two existing 235,000 gallon tanks at Hall Canyon. As part of the design process, a preliminary design report was prepared that examined options, including replacing the tanks. Since the tanks are over 60-years-old, it was determined the best option was to replace the tanks rather than retrofit them. Replacing the tanks versus retrofitting was estimated to increase the construction cost by only 7%, but would result in substantially increasing the useful life by an estimated fifty years. In addition to the new tanks, the scope of work includes: ladders, railings, corrosion protection, internal water recirculation system and asphalt paving at the tanks' site.
Start Date: March 2016
Estimated Completion date: December 2016
Construction Engineer: Neal Knopik 805-677-3953
Ondulando Waterline Phase II
The original Ondulando Tract waterlines were installed in the early 196o's and are scheduled for replacement. The project has been divided into 4 phases to help reduce the Construction impacts on the neighborhood. Phase I is under construction and anticipated to be completed by March 2016. Phase II of the project consists of replacing approximately 8,200 feet of 8-inch and 2,150 feet of 10-inch pipeline in the south and westerly portions of the Ondulando neighborhood. The scope of work also includes the installation of new fire hydrants, valves and water service connections to the residences.
Estimated start date: March 2016
Construction Engineer: Neal Knopik 805-677-3953
Contractor: Toro Enterprises
California Street Bridge, Pedestrian Enhancement Project
The California Street Bridge Enhancement project will improve the pedestrian experience by replacing the existing low-height pedestrian railing along the bridge with a six-foot high 250-foot long decorative railing, add eight decorative pedestrian lighting fixtures, and resurface the sidewalk area to add and improve the safety and aesthetics of walking across the California Bridge over Highway 101
Start date February 2016
Access may be restricted during construction work; detours will help guide pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists safely around the project area. This project will require occasional northbound and/or southbound Hwy 101 night closures at the California Street Bridge; detours will route motorists around the construction.
City of Ventura Construction Manager: Loree Pryce 805-658-4704
City of Ventura Construction Engineer / Project Manager: Ernie Ferrer 805-654-3905
Contractor - Union Engineering Company / Mike Roberts, Project Superintendent: 805-644-3373
Wastewater Plant Dewatering Equipment Replacement
The City's Wastewater Plant utilizes a mechanical and chemical system for separating water from sludge as part of the treatment process. The dewatering system currently uses mechanical pressing machines to compress out the moisture in the sludge, so the sludge can be properly disposed by trucking to the Toland Road Landfill where the material is dried and used for daily cover. The presses were installed in 1985, and are now obsolete, requiring extensive labor to operate and maintain. On average, approximately 60,000 gallons of sludge is dewatered each day. This is enough sludge to fill 3 swimming pools.
The design for the overall project to replace the dewatering equipment has been completed and was advertised for bids on June 8, 2015. This advertisement for bids included the purchase and installation of the permanent replacement equipment and modifications to the existing solids handling building, piping and electrical work. The advertisement for bids also included "add alternate" items (work and prices that may or may not be included at the City's discretion) for the installation and operation of temporary dewatering equipment, which needs to be in place for the duration of the replacement work in order to continue the processing of sludge until the permanent equipment is installed and running. This temporary dewatering equipment will need to be in place for at least 400 calendar days.
Construction Engineer: Loree Pryce 805-658-4704
Contractor: Cushman Contracting Corporation
Land Development Construction