Bear Valley Parkway North Widening Project


Planting on the Parkway

September has arrived! School is starting, summer is ending, and work on Bear Valley Parkway is wrapping up. Crews have completed paving and striping the new roadway. Now, they are walking the project site to identify any final details to address and completing the plant establishment process in landscaped areas. This process ensures new native plants are supported until they are much more self-sufficient and require minimal watering to thrive.

The plant establishment over the next 120 days will include...

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Project Description & Purpose

The Bear Valley Parkway North Widening Project will widen the current two-lane road to a four-lane from San Pasqual Valley Road (SR-78) to just north of Boyle Avenue, and connect to the existing four-lane road within the City of Escondido to the north. Bike lanes, sidewalks, landscaped medians and parkways, drainage improvements, waterline upgrades, and new traffic signals at realigned intersections will also be installed. Overhead utilities will be undergrounded. The new roadway will conform to the County’s General Plan Mobility Element classification as a Major Road and Bicycle Route.

Project Funding

Funding sources include Transnet, Proposition 1B bonds, and a contribution from the City of Escondido for work within their jurisdiction.

Construction Schedule

Right-of-Way acquisition                Complete

Construction Start                          August 2014

Construction Completed                  February 2017

Project Benefits

  • Reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic flow for commuters, which can reduce air pollution.
  • Intersection enhancements will improve safety for motorists.
  • Pedestrians will benefit from the addition of new sidewalks and safe crossings and bicyclist safety will be improved with new designated bike lanes.
  • Undergrounding overhead utilities and new water-efficient landscaping will enhance the aesthetics of the roadway.

Project Questions / Concerns

Mark Perrett, CIP Project Manager Project

Hotline: (760) 630-ROAD (7623)