Purpose

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

 

Features

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2019 - Sixth Project Update

With the project nearing substantial completion, all travel lanes are now open to motorists. The new six lane extension of East Valley Parkway is pictured in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Widened Roadway

Construction of the enhanced sound wall along the West side of the project is complete (Figure 2). Figure 3 highlights the sound wall pilasters faced with manufactured stone river rock. A combination of evergreen and flowering trees together with native and naturalized shrubs were planted along the parkway at the base of the sound wall. The landscape design is intended to serve as a transition between the existing streetscape at Eureka Ranch and the rural character of the Northern roadway.

  1. 2. Enhanced Sound Wall along West side of project. 3. Sound Wall Pilasters

The newly constructed entry monument sign (Figure 4) welcomes motorists traveling South into Escondido. The design of the sign matches the pilasters of the enhanced sound wall. The contractor will install an electrical service to power two ground mounted light fixtures that will light the sign face.

Figure 4. Entry Monument Sign

  1. of stamped concrete medians is complete (Figure 5). The remaining median landscaping will be completed after the permanent replacement of the water main crossing the median has been completed.

Figure 5. Stamped Concrete Median

The contractor will continue to maintain the landscaping throughout the project for a 90-day maintenance period to achieve acceptable plan establishment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Project Items

Work Schedule

Scope of Work

Item 1

Mid-September

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.