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.
- 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
- 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