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 - September 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.



July 6, 2018 – Fourth Project Update

The conversion from overhead electric and telecommunication facilities to underground facilities has been completed. As part of conversion, SDG&E removed power poles and overhead utility lines located along a portion of the new roadway.

With the power poles removed, the contractor was able to complete the asphalt base pave (Figure 1) along the east-side of the project. The contractor placed a total of 1,773 tons of asphalt material during this operation. A new striping alignment was placed over the new roadway to shift northbound and southbound traffic to the east-side of the project. The electrical subcontractor installed the new traffic signal poles at the East Valley Parkway and Lake Wohlford Road intersection and 7 street lights along the east-side in preparation for the traffic realignment.

Figure 1. Asphalt base pave operation

With traffic transitioned to the east-side of the project, construction has continued to progress along the west-side. The contractor has removed the remaining section of old roadway north of Lake Wholford Road in preparation for the installation of base material (Figure 2). The landscaper is also continuing with the installation of the new irrigation systems along the west-side of the project (Figure 3).


Figure 2. Grinding of the old asphalt roadway                         Figure 3. Installation of irrigation services

The contractor began construction of the bio retention basin located north of Lake Wholford Road (Figure 4). The basin is 5.5’ in depth and consists of an impermeable membrane liner, a P.V.C. underdrain, an 8’ layer of crushed rock, an 18” layer of bio filtration soils and a 4” layer of mulch. The final basin designs will include various vegetation and a cobblestone surface. The bio retention basin will treat water runoff from the new roadway.


Figure 4. Construction of bio retention basin




     For previous project updates, please click on the provided link - October 23,2017 , January 8, 2018 & April 13, 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 - September 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 - September Placement of asphalt roadway.
Item 15 September 2018 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
  • Frank Gonzalez, L.B. Civil Project Manager
    Office: (760) 294-0974