CIP Current Projects

Project Description Location Rendering/Existing Approx. Begin & End Date

Barrier at College Blvd and N River Road Project

The existing temporary concrete barrier at the southeast corner of the intersection of College Boulevard and North River Road had to continuously be maintained. Therefore, there was a need to replace the temporary barrier and construct a permanent crash barrier at that corner of the intersection and reconstruct the sidewalk behind the crash barrier.  The improvement also includes the extension of the existing concrete median barrier west of the bridge and replacement of the existing end crash cushion with a new one as the existing cushion does not meet the current design.

On March 13, 2019, the City Council approved the plans and specifications for this project and authorized the City Engineer to call for bids. On April 19, 2019, Tri-Group Construction and Development, Inc. was awarded the construction contract for this project. The construction work for this project is scheduled to begin in mid-July and shall be completed in two months. 

Southwest Corner Intersection of North River Road and College Blvd.    Begin July 2019 - End September 2019

Mission Avenue Median Improvement Project, CIP16-00009


The Mission Cove Affordable Housing Project (Mission Cove), located on the south side of Mission Avenue, generally between Carolyn Circle and Foussat Road, is a recently developed City owned and leased affordable housing site.  In partnership with the lessees, the City agreed to construct the required median frontage improvements adjacent to this site as a capital improvement project.

The proposed project includes the installation of two new raised landscaped medians and landscaping improvements to an existing raised asphalt median located on Mission Avenue between Carolyn Circle and Foussat Road (Refer to Exhibit B).  The project also includes the removal of AC pavement, removal of existing median curb, removal of existing median cobble/pavers and removal of existing median asphalt fill.  The construction of AC pavement, mortared cobble and installation of irrigation system, and electrical service is included in the scope of work of this project.  This project will result in a continuous landscaped median in front of the Mission Cove project with some breaks to provide for turning movements.

 Mission Avenue between Airport Road and Foussat Street   Begin May 2019 and end Sept 2019

Balderrama Park Improvements

The City of Oceanside received Housing Related Parks (HRP) grant funding for improvements to Joe Balderrama Park. Community outreach meetings were conducted to identify and prioritize improvements to be included in the project. Proposed improvements include new play equipment on colorful impact resistant surfacing. Three new separate picnic areas will be constructed throughout the park. These will include shade structures, furnishings, barbecues and lighting. Old field lighting will be removed and replaced with new energy-efficient LED field lighting. New trees, landscaping and irrigation improvements will be added adjacent to the new play area between Puls Street and Higgins Street and adjacent to new picnic areas. Construction is scheduled from the beginning of May and through October 2019. The Community and Chavez Resource Centers as well as existing Parks and Recreation programs should be unaffected by the proposed construction. During construction existing playground equipment and most picnic areas will be removed and unavailable until construction is complete.



Located between San Diego and Higgins Street


 Playground Design

Balderrama Park Overview Plan



Begin May 2019 and End October 2019

For additional information contact Randall Bliss (Project Manager) at:

(760) 435-5110

Railroad Safety Improvements (Quiet Zone)

Installation of pedestrian crossing gates and fencing at sidewalk crossing points. Upgrades of the railroad signal and communications system. New signage and longer medians at vehicle approached to the tracks. New secondary traffic signals at the Mission Avenue track approaches.

Project Manager: Gary Kellison (760) 435-5112

File No: CIP14-00013

The quiet zone construction is mostly complete. The federal railroad Administration has identified additional work that is required to control trespassing along the railroad tracks, especially from the train platform towards Mission Avenue. As the work is completed, the City will re-notify rail agencies of the new start date for the Quiet Zone.



On the intersections of railroad tracks with Surfrider Way, Mission Avenue, Wisconsin Street, Oceanside Boulevard and Cassidy Street.



Project under construction

Tyson Street Restroom Reconstruction

This portion of the Beach Restrooms Phase 2 project includes the demolition and reconstruction of the Tyson Street Park restroom building. The new restroom structure is approximately 1,400 square feet in size and will be placed roughly in the same location as the existing restrooms. The new restroom facilities will comprised of 14 private unisex water closets and eight outdoor hand-washing basins. The proposed building materials include masonry block walls, cast-in-place concrete, wood and metal roofing materials. Improvements to the plaza are proposed as well. Existing impervious concrete surfaces within the plaza will be replaced with decorative permeable pavers, enhanced lighting and landscape treatments. Bidding for construction will take place this fall with construction schedule for winter of 2019. Construction is anticipated to be completed within 6-8 months.



Along the beach north of Tyson Street



Fall 2019


Coastal Rail Trail (Oceanside Blvd. to Morse St.) CIP16-00011 

The Coastal Rail Trail (CRT)  is a planned continuous bicycle route that, once complete, will provide a dedicated bike facility for 44 miles between the City of Oceanside and Downtown San Diego.

The “missing link” of the CRT within the City of Oceanside is located between Oceanside Boulevard and Morse Street. This half mile connection will improve bicycle mobility and circulation along the coastal corridor and will provide a facility for residents in South Oceanside to access the Oceanside Transit Center.

Between Oceanside Blvd. and Morse St. Coastal Rail Trail - Oceanside Blvd to Morse Street - Project Study Report - October 2017