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projects page stoneysIt's an exciting time in our City with several projects underway. A clean and beautiful city makes good business sense and results in a healthy economy. It attracts highly skilled workers and investment, and enables us to live, work and play in well maintained, safe and pleasant surroundings. It's our goal to keep you, our citizens, current on what's happening in your community.

The Engineering Division is responsible for the design and construction of all City projects to maintain and improve facilities and infrastructure in El Cajon.

All City construction projects are bid through a competitive bid process. Bid packets for projects currently being bid are available through the Planet Bids website.

Please direct any project questions, to the City of El Cajon’s Public Work’s Engineering Division at or (619) 441-1653. 





The City will begin its Annual Road Maintenance Repair Project in the next few months.  The work will consist of asphalt and concrete spot repairs, pavement grinding and replacement, and new traffic striping on the streets listed below.

For everyone’s safety, please observe all traffic safety signs, No Parking and Tow Away signs, and detours in construction zones.

Residents will be notified, at least 48 hours, prior to any construction within the project limits.  Unless otherwise notified, trash schedules will not be changed. 

Overlay 2018 8.5 x11 with list of streets table

SB1 logo


El Cajon Performing Arts Center (ECPAC) Renovation

The City has negotiated an agreement with Live Nation to operate the East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC). The facility will be marketed nationwide as a professional venue, therefore, requiring major renovations in order to bring the facility into compliance with current codes and to create a venue that will draw popular acts. Major improvements include new energy-efficiency chiller, boilers, pumps, fans, and controls. In addition, renovations will include ADA improvements, audio, video, and lighting improvements. Interior refurbishment includes carpet, painting, concession stand improvements, furnishings, equipment and restroom renovations. Also, the existing emergency generator will be replaced. These renovations will enable the City to provide a first-class performing arts center.




The City of El Cajon will receive funding from SANDAG for all five transportation projects listed contingent on completing a Climate Action Plan and a Complete Streets Policy by June 2019.


Transportation the trolley

El Cajon Transit Center Community Connection Improvements

Street, sidewalk, street lighting and landscape improvements on Marshall Avenue, Palm Avenue, and El Cajon Boulevard ($2,801,000 grant)

West Main Street Green Gateway

Street, sidewalk, street lighting and landscape improvements on Marshall Avenue, Palm Avenue, and El Cajon Boulevard ($2,500,000 grant)

El Cajon Active Transportation Plan

  • Sidewalk Master Plan, Bicycle Master Plan, and Pedestrian Safety Master Plan ($230,000 grant)
  • El Cajon Bicycle Parking Enhancements
  • Bicycle Parking Master Plan ($62,500 grant)

Climate Action Plan

A CAP helps achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets set forth by the state of California. ($190,000 grant)

Pipeline Repair & Replacement Project

This project will provide various methods of pipeline rehabilitation for various pipe types, including sewer and storm drain lines and junction structures throughout the City and will improve public facilities to properly handle sewage and drainage flows with the City and reduce the probability of failure. Much of El Cajon's pipeline infrastructure was installed in the 1960's and 1970's and consisted of corrugated metal pipe for the storm drain system and the material type used for sewer mains were primarily vitrified clay pipe. These pipes are at the end of their life cycle and require rehabilitation or replacement for an estimated cost of $23,000,000 to repair pipes that require attention. Pipeline repairs will continue on a priority basis as funds are available. It is projected that all repairs throughout the system will be completed by Fiscal Year 2027-28. Project will improve public facilities to properly handle sewage and drainage flows within the City and reduce the probability of failure.

Pipeline piece  Pipeline stacked Pipeline being lifted into place 

Traffic Signal Upgrades

Traffic Signal Upgrade photo of the archThe Traffic Signal Upgrades Project will improve traffic flow, safety, alleviate traffic congestion, and improve air quality.  Specifically, this project includes the installation of eight (8) miles of fiber-optic traffic signal interconnect cable along the El Cajon Boulevard, Chase Avenue and Washington Avenue corridors and portions of Main Street.  The project also includes the installation of new traffic signal controllers, Ethernet and wireless communication systems equipment, twenty-four (24) new street light standards with light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires and traffic surveillance cameras.  The project is expected to be completed in December 2018.

Wells Park

Sewer lateral improvements commenced mid October 2018.  Public restrooms are scheduled to reopen by December 2018. The park’s Recreation Center will be renovated to accommodate the Park Rangers and Recreation staff. Ornamental fencing is planned to commence in February 2019.

 wells park playground  wells fitness area  wells police trailer


City Monument Sign

A City entry monument sign will begin construction and installation in October 2018 at the northwest City limits at Cuyamaca Street north of Weld Boulevard. Construction and installation of a second City entry monument sign will soon follow at the southwest City limits on El Cajon Boulevard.

Monument Sign copy


Geographic Information System (GIS)

GIS staff is excited to share the newly created maps to assist the public with Development Projects, Monthly Street Sweeping, and City of El Cajon’s City Council District Maps.

The Development Project Story Map displays all of the private development projects around the City.  This map is interactive and provides project photos and updates. This is for the Project Assistance Center (PAC).  The programs is public facing, and can run on all devices).

Project map


The Street Sweeping Schedule Map is color codes to easily reference the street sweeping route to include the day(s) of the week and the streets that will be swept.

Street Sweeping map


The Council District Map displays the four Districts in different colors so the user can easily identify the District.


district map




Animal Shelter

 New Animal Shelter


View our page showing the construction of the Animal Shelter


Johnson Avenue Sewer Phase 2

The planning and construction of this project was partially funded by the California Water Resources Control Board. 

This project eliminated two high risk siphons adjacent to Forrester Creek and consolidated wastewater flows south of Interstate-8 and west of Mollison Avenue into a single new truck efficient sewer line.

ADA Pedestrian Curb Ramps and Sidewalks 2018

ada pedistrian curb


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