• Utility Coordination
  • Coastal Permit Application
  • Citizen Participation Plan Assistance
  • As-Built Drawings
  • Survey Cross-Sections
  • Grading Plans
  • ​Erosion Control Plans
  • Earthwork Calculations
  • Hydrology Study​

City of Encinitas

2009 - 2010


Melba Road Sidewalk Improvements

Streets/Roadways, Stormwater/Drainage

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This City of Encinitas sidewalk and street improvements project (CMS10B)—funded by a federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)—was designed to create a safe route to school for community children attending San Dieguito Academy and Ocean Knoll Elementary. Years of runoff from groundwater, irrigation water, and rain water caused both the asphalt walkway and asphalt berm along the north side to deteriorate significantly. The degradation was so severe that the surface of the walkway was uneven and could have presented a tripping hazard to pedestrians.

O’Day provided plans, specifications, and cost estimates to replace the existing asphalt walkway and asphalt berm along the north side of Melba Road between Nardo Road and Bonita Drive, with concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk. The following services were provided for the project:

  • Street Improvement Plans
  • Topographic Survey
  • Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk Design
  • ADA Compliant Pedestrian Ramps
  • Storm Drain Design
  • Retaining Wall Design
  • Driveway Profiles
  • Right-of-Way (ROW) Legal Descriptions and Plats
  • Cost Estimates
  • ​​Construction Bidding Support

O’Day Consultants was selected to design this project in part because of our experience on a similar  Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project for the City of Encinitas. We prepared plans for street improvements along Melba Road, Balour Drive, Montgomery Avenue and San Elijo Avenue. That SRTS project was successfully completed on time and within budget.