Work Currently in Progress in Hillcrest; Coming to Mission Hills

While work is not yet actively in progress in Mission Hills, it is in progress in neighboring Hillcrest and set to begin soon to Mission Hills. The University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project is a comprehensive project affecting several neighborhoods, including Mission Hills. Water service and parking may be affected while work is in progress. Please check this site often as we will post updates as they are made available.

The following information was provided to the Mission Hills BID from the City of San Diego Public Works Department regarding the University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project:

You are subscribed to receive construction updates on the University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project. This project will take place in the Mission Hills, Uptown, Hillcrest, University Heights and North Park areas of San Diego, with work occurring in phases at particular locations along the alignment of the project.

On Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 8:30 a.m., construction will take place on University Avenue between ParkBoulevard and Florida Street, to install the new water main pipeline. Within these limits, the work will require the closure of all eastbound lanes on University Avenue; however, one westbound lane will remain open. See map below for lane restrictions/construction work zone and alternate route. The street will remain closed until the task at this location is completed. We anticipate completion by 6 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2015.

This work will require your water service to be provided by a temporary water source (high line pipes). You may experience low water pressure periodically during this work depending upon demand. Your property/building will be connected to high line pipes which will allow you to have water service during this work and until your property is connected to the new water main.


As a part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project to replace the water mains in your community, the ongoing work to install a bypass, which will permanently provide continuous water feed to segments of the new water main, will necessitate a temporary water shut off. A water service interruption will take place in the areas listed below on the day and during the hours mentioned.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while work progresses on this project. Every provision will be taken to quickly and efficiently complete the work.

During construction, anticipate temporary inconveniences. Please exercise caution in the work zone and note that:

  • Access to homes and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times;
  • There may be temporary traffic rerouting and other access restrictions during this work;
  • Staged pipe, fittings, equipment and storage containers will be located along the work zone;
  • When required, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted 48 hours before construction activities start;
  • Vehicles parked in violation of signs will be towed; and
  • Road closures, detours and restricted access will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.*


Sunday through Thursday nights, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.*
*Hours may vary based on traffic impacts.


Yellow “No Parking” signs will be used for night work.

Orange “No Parking” signs will be used for day work.
For illustration purposes only

White “No Parking” signs will be used for day and night work.
For illustration purposes only

This Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project will replace about four miles of old, deteriorating, cast iron water mains with new Polyvinyl-Chloride (PVC) pipes. PVC pipes offer improved service reliability and a longer service life. Improvements also include new valves, fire hydrants and installation of curb ramps that facilitate access for persons with disabilities. In addition, streets that have been excavated as part of this work will be slurry sealed as phases are completed. Any areas of vegetation or landscaping that are affected will be replaced. Construction of this infrastructure project is expected to last about three years.

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For questions related to this project,

Call:    (619) 533-4207
Visit:   University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project.



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