The Engineering Division is responsible for the construction and maintenance of street improvements including traffic signals, plan review and inspections, design and construction of capital improvements, review of traffic related issues and review of land development impacts in the public right-of-way. Engineering staff strives to enhance the quality of life in West Covina by providing the technical guidance necessary to construct and maintain the City’s infrastructure. It is divided into two sections:
Engineering Services and Traffic and Lighting Services.
The Engineering Services Section prepares plans and specifications including streets, storm drains, sewers, traffic signals, bridges, parks, and street lighting. It provides field inspections for all engineering Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects and processes all related documents. This section also ensures that private developments conform to Conditions of Approval imposed by the Planning Commission and City Council, and adopted City Standards through comprehensive plan review; conduct field inspections and provide assessment district engineering; and maintains city mapping and processes assessment districts renewals for street lighting, landscaping, and sewers. It also performs data collection, analysis and evaluation of the street system, maintenance and rehabilitation needs, and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance, and Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) as well as contract administration of street projects.
The Traffic and Lighting Section oversees evaluation and improvements of the traffic on City streets, including traffic signals, stop signs, speed limits, parking restrictions, traffic signing, crosswalks, traffic counts, accident surveys, and other traffic related items. Staff also oversees evaluations and improvements of the City's street lighting system, including installation, spacing, type, size, and billing verification. This area of Engineering provides input to the City's Traffic Committee consisting of the Public Works Director, Police Chief, and Traffic Engineer for their review and recommendations to the City Council of changes in traffic regulations