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PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE ON HARDING STREET 

05/02/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Randy  Manns, 760-839-6290 x. 7031

Due to the installation of new recycled water pipelines, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Harding Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be reduced to a partial lane closer effective, Monday, May 2, 2016 through Monday, May 16, 2016. All work to be performed between (7:00AM to 4:00PM).

 

Residents and businesses will have driveway access at all times along Harding Street from Washington Ave. or Valley Parkway.

Persons with questions or comments may contact Greg Gomez, MBI, Resident Engineer at (760) 902-7249, Mark Lewis, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at 760-807-1121 or Wayne Papac, MBI Project Construction Manager at 619-247-7828.

 

The new pipes are part of the City’s Recycled Water Easterly Main Extension Project which will deliver reclaimed water to eastern Escondido.

 

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Construction On Southwest Sewer Replacement Project 

04/26/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Randy Manns, 760-839-6290-x7031

 

Construction on Escondido’s Southwest Sewer Replacement project will begin soon, with completion expected by March 24, 2017. This project consists of replacing three lift stations with a singular gravity pipeline that will convey flow to Lift Station No. 1. Work includes the installation of 8-inch and 12-inch sewer pipelines and several manholes over the three mile work area. The project extends from Sewer Lift Station No.6 south of Felicita Road to Via Rancho Parkway, then continuing southeast to Sewer Lift Station No. 1.

 

Motorists and cyclists should expect heavy delays – due to single lane travel - along Felicita Road (between Hamilton Lane & Via Rancho Parkway) and along Via Rancho Parkway (between Felicita Road & Interstate 15). There will be occasional road closures along these routes to ensure public and construction crew safety. Residents in those areas should anticipate construction noise during the work hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work hours may be extended for the underground contractor and also may include some Saturday work. However, the contractor will make every effort to accommodate residents by keeping their driveways accessible and minimizing construction & environmental impacts. Motorists should observe all warning signs –including No Parking signs - and slow down while driving through the construction zone. Felicita Park should remain open during regularly scheduled times (unless the Park staff suggest otherwise).

Persons with questions or comments may contact Bill Janda, NV5 Construction Manager & Resident Engineer at (760) 650-6477, Mark Lewis, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at 760-807-1121 or the construction contractor, CCL Contracting, Inc. (760) 743-2254.

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Cruisin' Grand Returns April 1 

03/31/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

On Friday, April 1, 2016 hundreds of classic cars will return once again to the streets of Downtown Escondido to kick off another exciting season of Cruisin’ Grand!  Cruisin’ Grand runs from 5-9 p.m. every Friday from April 1 to September 30 along Grand Avenue in historic Downtown Escondido.

To celebrate Cruisin' Grand's 2016 season, a special Wine and Craft Beer Festival will add to the fun of Cruisin’ Grand on April 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Maple Street Plaza.  Seven local wineries, plus Stone Brewing, will be offering tastes and local wine and craft beer expertise. The participating wineries are:

  • BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge
  • Forgotten Barrel
  • Highland Valley Vineyards
  • Hungry Hawk Vineyards
  • Keys Creek Winery
  • Manzanita Ridge Winery
  • Vesper Vineyards

Proceeds will benefit the Escondido Arts Partnership. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to https://www.escondido.org/cruisin-grand.aspx

 

Cruisin’ Grand brings thousands of visitors to Escondido every Friday night throughout the summer. This popular event is not only for classic car enthusiasts but for everyone to enjoy strolling along Grand Avenue, stopping in for a bite at one of our many restaurants and people-watching on those warm summer nights. Each Friday night, awards are given to the most impressive pre-1973, American-made cars. Theme nights include “Fire Truck Night”, “Nitro Night” and “AFX Night.” If you’ve never been there, don’t miss it this season!  For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.cruisingrand.com .

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Temporary Closure of Ash Street 

03/30/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Randy Manns, 760-839-6290 ext. 7031

 

Due to the installation of new recycled water pipes, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Ash Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be closed during nighttime construction (9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.). The temporary full closure of the street will be in effect Sunday (night), April 3, 2016 through Friday (night), April 8, 2016.  Detour signs will be posted. No through access will be allowed to either side of Ash Street via the Escondido Creek Canal bridge, including emergency vehicles.

 

Residents and businesses will have driveway access at all times along Ash Street between Washington Ave. & Valley Parkway by either using Washington Ave. or Valley Parkway; no through traffic across the Escondido Creek Canal bridge will be allowed.

 

Persons with questions or comments may contact Greg Gomez, MBI, Resident Engineer at (760) 902-7249, Mark Lewis, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at 760-807-1121 or Wayne Papac, MBI Project Construction Manager at 619-247-7828.

 

The new pipes are part of the City’s Recycled Water Easterly Main Extension Project which will deliver reclaimed water to eastern Escondido.

 

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Temporary Road Closure 

03/28/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kevin Brickley, 760-839-4664

 

Due to pipeline work being performed in northern Escondido by the Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District, North Avenue from Broadway to Laurashwan Lane will closed beginning March 28, 2016 through April 8, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  During that time, only residents will be granted access.  Detour signs will be posted during closure times.

 

The contractor for the project is Southland Paving.

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Temporary Road Closures 

03/21/16 Categories: City of Escondido

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kevin Brickley, 760-839-4664

 

The City of Escondido advises motorists of the following temporary road closures:

  • North bound Ash St. from Lehner Ave. to Stanley Ave. will be temporarily closed from March 21 to March 25, 2016
  • South bound Ash St. from Stanley Ave. to Lehner Ave. will be temporarily closed from March 28 to April 1, 2016

Detour signs will be posted during the closure.

 

The road closures are due to new road surface improvements being made by Lennar Homes as part of the new Pradera Project. The work has been scheduled to coincide with Rincon Middle School’s Spring recess to minimize the inconvenience to motorists.  The road is expected to be completely reopened with all detours removed by April 2, 2016.

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New Assistant City Manager Appointed 

03/17/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

 

Escondido City Manager Graham Mitchell announced today that Jay Petrek, current Director of Community Development, has been appointed as the Assistant City Manager effective March 27, 2016.

 

Mr. Petrek has been employed by the City of Escondido since 1984.  He currently serves as the Director of Community Development, a position he has held since October 2015. Prior to that he has held the positions of Assistant Planning Director and Principal Planner. During his long tenure, Jay has overseen numerous projects including the development of three General Plan updates, the Downtown Specific Plan update, Climate Action Plan, large annexations, and several master plan communities.

 

Mr. Petrek holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  He is also a member of the San Marcos Unified School District Board of Trustees, which serves portions of Escondido.

 

In making the announcement City Manager Graham Mitchell noted, “Jay knows and loves our community.  As the author of the City’s General Plan and work on various specific plans, he has attended over seventy community meetings, getting to know the residents, businesses and culture of Escondido.  Also, I believe that Jay will be a tremendous asset in overseeing the completion of the thirty major development projects that are under construction or in the planning pipeline.”  

 

Mr. Petrek’s salary will be $164,390.

 

 

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open Two Days in March 

03/07/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kristina Owen, 760-839-4519                                                    

QUEEN CALIFIA’S MAGICAL CIRCLE OPEN TWO DAYS IN MARCH

 

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public on two days in March: This Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 20, 2016, both from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). Inspired by California's mythic, historic, and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular "snake wall" and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of de Saint Phalle's later work. Complete restoration of the exhibit is underway and will continue for the next several months.

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ROAD CLOSURE ON FIG STREET, BETWEEN WASHINGTON AVE AND VALLEY PARKWAY 

03/02/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Randy Manns, 760-839-6290 x7031

 

Due to the installation of new recycled water pipes, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Fig Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be closed during construction.  The temporary full closure of the street will be in effect Friday, March 4, 2016 through Friday, March 18, 2016.  Detour signs will be posted. All work to be performed between (8:00AM to 4:00PM). No through access will be allowed to either side of Fig Street via the Escondido Creek Canal bridge, including emergency vehicles.

 

Residents and businesses will have driveway access at all times along Fig Street between Washington Ave. & Valley Parkway by either using Washington Ave. or Valley Parkway; no through traffic across the Escondido Creek Canal bridge will be allowed.

Persons with questions or comments may contact Greg Gomez, MBI, Resident Engineer at (760) 902-7249, Mark Lewis, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at 760-807-1121 or Wayne Papac, MBI Project Construction Manager at 619-247-7828.

 

The new pipes are part of the City’s Recycled Water Easterly Main Extension Project which will deliver reclaimed water to eastern Escondido.

 

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Temporary Road Closure on Stanley Avenue 

02/29/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

 

Due to the installation of new wet and dry utility services, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Stanley Avenue between Ash Street and Conway Drive will be closed during construction. A full closure of the street will be in effect Monday, February 29, 2016 through Friday, March 31, 2016.  Detour signs will be posted. All work to be performed between (8:00AM to 4:00PM). No vehicles will be able to access Stanley Avenue. via Ash St. including residents and emergency vehicles.

 

Residents and delivery vehicles will only have driveway access to Stanley from Conway Dr. However, gaining access to those locations during the full road closure will be limited and may cause some delays; again no through traffic on Stanley Avenue. will be allowed.

Persons with questions or comments may contact, Pradera Project Superintendent Rick Kuzyk at 949-279-1354, or City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector Ricardo Cervantes I, at 760-807-1109.

 

The new wet and dry utility installations are part of the new improvements for the Pradera Project by Lennar Homes which will deliver utility services to the new community and upgrades to some of the existing neighboring homes.

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