City of Escondido


East Valley Parkway and Valley Center Road Improvement Project


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 - August 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.


Project Update

April 16, 2018 – Third Project Update


Construction of the CMU block sound wall along the west side of East Valley Parkway is nearly complete. The progress of the wall can be seen in Figure 1, below. The masonry subcontractor is continuing with installation of CMU blocks for the sound wall along the eastern side of the project (Figures 2 &3).

Figure 1. Western Sound Wall


Figure 2. Eastern Sound Wall Foundation        Figure 3. Eastern Sound Wall Progress

Progress on the new roadway continued with the import and placement of base material along the west-side of Valley Parkway between Beven Drive and Lake Wohlford Road and along the east-side of Valley Center Road north of Lake Wohlford Road. The base material for the new roadway north of Lake Wohlford Road is shown in Figure 4, below. The placement of the final asphalt surface is scheduled for next month. Once the asphalt along this section of roadway is placed, traffic will be shifted in preparation for the next phase of the project.

Figure 4. Base Material Along East-Side of Lake Wohlford Rd

The concrete subcontractor placed the concrete curb and gutter for nearly the entire project during a 3-day operation (Figure 5). The placement of the curb and gutter allowed for progress to continue on the installation of the utility pedestals, transformers, and vaults required for the underground utility conversion as well as the installation of the main line irrigation. The City will continue to coordinate with the utility companies (AT&T, Cox and SDG&E) to prepare for the cutover from overhead electric and telecommunication facilities to underground facilities scheduled for this month.

Figure 5. Placement of Curb and Gutter


For previous project updates, please click on the provided link - October 23,2017 & January 8, 2018


Schedule of work

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 from one lane in each direction to three lanes in each direction from Beven Dr. to Lake Wohlford Rd.

Item 8

Mid-May 2018

Installation of 22 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 9

Mid-May 2018

Irrigation for 100+ trees, shrubs, and drought tolerant plants

Item 10

Late-June 2018

Masonry wall and concrete improvements.

Item 11

Mid-August 2018

Project Close-out

Do / Don't

Project Funding

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.

Project Questions/Concerns

  • Ricardo Cervantes, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector
    Office: (760) 839-3853, Email:
  • Frank Gonzalez, L.B. Civil Project Manager
    Office: (760) 294-0974