The Bear Valley Parkway North Road Widening project is making progress and is quickly approaching the end of the first of three planned stages of construction. This first stage, which includes widening the east side of Bear Valley Parkway between SR 78 (San Pasqual Valley Road) and Boyle Avenue, is nearly complete.
The second stage of construction began Oct. 14. The second stage changes the existing traffic pattern. Vehicles will be routed to the east side of Bear Valley Parkway while the construction work continues on the west side. That will allow crews to install sidewalks, a stormwater management system, and grade and pave the new roadway. Drivers will be routed onto the newly paved roadway on the east side of Bear Valley Parkway while the west side is under construction.
The project will widen the current two-lane road to a four-lane from San Pasqual Valley Road to just north of Boyle Avenue It will 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.
Completion of the project should take place in fall of 2016.