More Lanes Ahead...Drive Safely and Thanks For Your Patience.

This project takes the narrow and traffic burdened East Valley Parkway thoroughfare to Valley Center and widens the road to help improve the flow of traffic. The end result will widen East Valley Parkway and Valley Center Road from Beven Drive to the Northern City limits, getting you where you need to be faster!

Schedule: September 2017 - November 2018



  • New six lane extension of East Valley Parkway.
  • Undergrounding of existing overhead utilities.
  • Construction of a sound wall, landscaped medians and sidewalks.
  • Bridge widening over the Escondido Creek
  • Traffic signal modifications and addition of 22 new LED street lights.
  • Green street design with over 100 new trees.




August 23, 2018 – Fifth Project Update


The concrete sub-contractor has completed the remaining concrete improvements along the west-side of the project. The remaining improvements included 700’ of sidewalk (Figure 1), a bus pad, and a gunite brow ditch that spans 750’.

Figure 1. Placement of Sidewalk Along West-side of Valley Parkway

The contractor is continuing work on the installation of the storm drain near the intersection of Valley Center Road and Lake Wohlford Road. The 24” diameter storm drain section extending out from the newly constructed catch basin structure (Figure 2) at the northeast corner of the intersection and crossing Valley Center Road has been installed. The section of the storm drain extending south from the catch basin in bioretention basin #4 and crossing Lake Wohlford Road remains to be installed.

Figure 2. Construction of Catch Basin Structure

The traffic signal sub-contractor has completed the installation of the new traffic signal poles on the west-side of the intersection of Valley Center Road and Lake Wohlford Road. The mast arm for the new traffic signal crossing Valley Center Road spans 50’ to accommodate for the addition of the new travel lanes. The sub-contractor is continuing work on the installation and energization of the four remaining street lights along the west-side of Valley Center Road.

The asphalt base pave along the west-side of the project has been completed (Figure 3). With the base pave along East Valley Parkway and Valley Center Road complete, the contractor is preparing to transition to the final phase of the project. This final phase of construction will split northbound and southbound traffic across the new median. To help alleviate traffic congestion during peak travel season, the City has directed the contractor to open two lanes of northbound and southbound traffic during non-working hours. The transition is anticipated to occur in September.

Figure 3. Asphalt Base Pave along the West-side of the Project






     For previous project updates, please click on the provided link - October 23,2017 , January 8, 2018 , April 13, 2018, July 6, 2018



Project Items

Work Schedule

Scope of Work

Item 1


Mobilization – Clearing (east-side), installation of project information signs and erosion control devices.

Item 2

Mid-September - November 2017

Construction of new roadway segment along Valley Center Road, North of Lake Wohlford Road

Item 3

Mid-September - December 2017

 Bridge widening begins across Escondido Creek.

Item 4

November - December 2017

Construction of 8 foot sound wall.

Item 5

January - February 2018

Utility Conversion

Item 6

March - April 2018

Construction of concrete improvements on east-side of Valley Parkway

Item 7

April 2018

Construction of new roadway section along east-side of East Valley Pkwy and Valley Center Rd.

Item 8

Late - June 2018

Masonry wall and concrete improvements. Grading for new roadway on the west-side of East Valley Pkwy and Valley Center Rd.

Item 9

July - August 2018

Installation of the remaining 15 LED street lights along project limits. Modification of the existing traffic signals at Beven Dr. and Lake Wohlford Rd. Activation of new traffic signal and new street lights.

Item 10

July - October 2018

Planting of 100+ trees, shrubs, and drought tolerant plants. Includes installation of irrigation.

Item 11

Mid - July 2018

Storm drain installation at intersection of Valley Center Rd and Lake Wohlford Rd. Construction of two storm drain boxes and bio-filtration basin #4.

Item 12 Late July Installation of remaining water service laterals.
Item 13 Late July Placement of base material along west-side of Valley Center Rd.
Item 14 August - October 2018 Placement of asphalt roadway.
Item 15 October - November 2018 Landscape & Project Close-out

Total Project Cost: $9.7 Million

Funding sources include an $800,000 contribution from the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, a $675,000 Highway Safety Improvement Program Grant, a $1.6 million Demonstration Grant, TransNet and Traffic Impact Fees.

  • Ricardo Cervantes, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector
    Office: (760) 839-3853, Email: rcervantesa@escondido.org
  • Geoff Bohne, L.B. Civil Vice President  Office: (760) 294-0974, Email: GBohne@lbcivil.com
  • Please note:  To report non-emergency traffic safety issues outside of our normal working hours, and you feel this requires immediate attention, please contact our Non-Emergency Escondido Police Dispatch @ 760-839-4722. When calling this number, please press "9" to speak with a live dispatch operator. Dispatch is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.