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San Diego

Sewers in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, where sewage spills have been a recurrent problem, will be upgraded with $2.1 million, the San Diego City Council voted Monday.

A $1.2-million project calls for replacing 2,160 feet of concrete sewers under Bayside Lane in Mission Beach, from about San Juan Place north to Whiting Court.

A $900,000 project will replace about 21 deteriorated concrete manholes on the Pacific Beach sewer trunk line between Wrelton Drive and Pearl Street. It is the second phase of a major replacement program for manholes on the entire Pacific Beach sewer trunk line.

In other action, the council agreed to seek bids for construction of a $2.4-million, permanent plant nursery in Balboa Park on Pershing Drive.

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The city currently uses a nearby temporary facility that was built when the city’s original Balboa Park nursery was shut down by the construction of the new Navy Hospital.

When completed late next year, the new nursery will occupy 12 acres and have an 11,000-square-foot shade house, an 8,200-square-foot green house, a 3,000-square-foot plant maintenance house, a 2,500-square-foot storage building and a 1,300-square-foot staff office, as well as an outdoor storage area.


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