Due to the installation of new recycled water pipes, the City of Escondido advises motorists that access along Midway Drive between Washington Avenue and Valley Parkway will be either limited or closed to through traffic for the next several weeks.
The construction began on September 4. It will continue in some form until Friday, September 18 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. All work will be performed during those hours. Detour signs will be posted. During the full road closure, no vehicles except emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction zone.
Residents and merchants along Midway Drive (between Washington Ave. and Valley Parkway) should still have access to their respective destinations. However, gaining access to those points during full road closures will be limited to either using Washington Ave. or Valley Parkway; no through traffic (across the Escondido Creek Canal bridge) will be allowed except for emergency vehicles. During traffic queues along south Midway Dr. all motorists are encouraged to maintain the “Keep Clear” zone, noted, in front of Fire Station No. 2, for emergency response purposes.
Persons with questions or comments may contact Mark Lewis, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at 760-807-1121 or Wayne Papac, MBL Project Construction Manager at 619-247-7828
The new pipes are part of the City’s Recycled Water Easterly Main Extension Project that will provide reclaimed water to local citrus farmers and the North County Cemetery District in eastern Escondido.