The Engineering Division of the Public Works Department of the City of Victorville is a multi-faceted division, providing various engineering and land surveying services throughout the City. The Engineering Division, headed by the City Engineer, is responsible for any new infrastructure within the City limits. This includes improvements to existing infrastructe as well. Any new development or tract will need to get routed through the Engineering Division for approval. The division also oversees any capital improvements, i.e. projects that improve the "capital" value of the City's infrastructure. Many of the capital projects are designed by in-house staff. Staff expertise includes the design of roadways, sewer lines, domestic water system (lines, reservoirs, pumps, etc.), and storm drainage facilities throughout the City.
The Engineering division provides the following services:
Chcecking of engineering plans for developement
Contract Administration and Management for Capital Improvement Projects
Inspection for Public Works Improvement Projects
Traffic Control Studies and Design Functions
Support Engineering for Airport , Redevelopment Agency and Water District
GIS Basemap Support
The links below will provide more detailed information:
Projects of Interest by Other Agencies
High Desert Corridor
Yucca Loma Bridge
Questions & Answers
How do I find the locations of underground utilities, like sewer, water, & storm drain?
The City is currently developing a geographic information system (GIS) for access by the public. In the meantime, you may send an e-mail to theEngineering Division to locate water or storm drains. If you need to locate sewer mains, please go to the "For Engineers & Developers" page under the "General Design Requirements & Aids" section. If you are getting ready to dig, call 811.
I need specific information from the City. What is the proper way to acquire that information?
If the information you need requires some research, then complete aResearch Request Authorization Form (also available under the "General Design Requirements & Aids" on the "For Engineers & Developers" page). If you want specific information or a specific document, then complete apublic records request and we will respond within 10 working days from your request.
Where do I go to find information about drainge around my property?
A master plan of drainage within the city limits of Victorville was prepared for the San Bernardino County Flood Control District. The city has four drainage basins within its boundaries. Those basins are in order of area: 1) Oro Grande [Victorville], 2)Baldy Mesa, 3) Hesperia & 4)Adelanto Master Plan of Drainage. These can be purchased from the San Bernardino County Flood Control District by calling (909) 387-8120.
Who do I contact if I want to perform construction in City right-of-way, such as in the street? How do I schedule an inspector?
To work within City right-of-way, you must obtain aConstruction and/or Excavation Permit. If you are not going to perform construction, like traffic control for example, then you will simply need anEncroachment Permit. After you obtain your permit, an inspection will get scheduled. Follow theinstructions on your permit for scheduling inspections.
How do I report a broken street light?
To report a street light problem, contact the Southern California Edison street light reporting line at (800) 611-1911. You will be asked:
The nearest address to the location of the street light.
Street light pole number which is located on the curb side of the pole on a tag approximately 6-ft up from the sidewalk.
The exact nature of the problem, such as broken, no light, flickers, goes off & on, etc.
Some of the roads I drive on need work. When is the City going to repair these roads?
The roadways included in the CIP are based on a combination of degree of degradation and traffic volume. Roadways receive a pavement condition index (PCI) rating ranging from 0 to 100, where 0 is a road that has totally failed and 100 is a brand new roadway in ideal condition. While we would like to be able to fix all the roadways with a rating lower than 70, the budget only allows us to fix the highest priority projects in any given fiscal year based on a mathematical formula using the PCI rating and volume of traffic. If your problem is minor, such as a pothole for example, you may contact our Maintenance Division at (760) 243-6365.
When is the CIP created and who makes the decision?
The CIP is approved on an annual basis by the City Council. The proposed CIP is created by the City Engineer around March to May for presentation to the City Council for the following fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
How soon after you begin advertising a project does construction actually begin?
Typically, construction begins about two months after advertising begins.
I'm having an issue with a contractor performing work near my home/business but cannot find the project listed here. Who do I call?
Not all construction projects within City right-of-way are funded by the City. Utility companies and private development frequently perform work within our right-of-way with an encroachment permit from the Engineering Division. Call (760) 955-5158 to report an issue and we will look into it.
How do I get a copy of the CIP?
You can download a copy of the CIP by clicking in the hyperlink in the second paragraph of the "Capital Improvement Projects" page.