Capital Improvement Projects
Each year the City develops a long-range Capital Improvement Program as part of the budget process. A Capital Improvement Project generally results in improvements to City streets, gutters, and sidewalks, modifications of traffic signals, upgrades to City parks and waterways and needed improvements of various public facilities. A seven-year program is required to provide consistency with the requirements of the State Congestion Management Program and the County Measure M Program.
Verdugo Street Beautification Project
The total cost of the Project is $1.9 million and widened sidewalks with decorative brick pavers, and installed landscaping, new lighting, and street furniture. The Project also includes installation of a new four-face clock within the train station plaza area (donated by the San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club), new bistro lighting strung across Verdugo Street, rolled curbs, a shade structure, tree grates, crosswalk treatments, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps, and wood benches to complement the widened sidewalks. The design is intended to provide for an inviting street corridor that creates a sense of arrival for visitors arriving by train as well as those parking and walking to restaurants, the movie theater, and shops in the downtown.
Project Update - May 6, 2020
Construction of the Verdugo Street Beautification Project is complete and Verdugo Street is open to pedestrians and vehicles. The parking structure and multi-modal parking lot is also accessible from Verdugo Street. Repavement of Camino Capistrano between Verdugo Street and Ortega Highway is completed and the street is open to through traffic.