SR-78 Corridor Upgrades in Escondido

SR-78 Pavement Rehabilitation Project Icon.Introduction

This project will improve the ride quality and extend the service life of this section of State Route 78 (SR-78) and upgrade curb ramps, modify traffic signals, and the addition of a bike route between North Broadway and Flora Vista Street.

Extending the service life

This latest rehabilitation of SR-78 in the city of Escondido will remove the entire asphalt section and replace it with a large-stone asphalt base and a new rubberized asphalt overlay, which will significantly extend the pavement lifecycle.

Improving the highway

Pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from the reconstruction of 83 curb ramps to be compliant with Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, modifying seven traffic signals with a fiber-optic vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) traffic signal upgrades, upgraded crosswalks and pedestrian signals, high visibility roadway striping and a Class II and III bike routes. 

At the conclusion of the work later this fall, residents, and motorists will see and feel an improvement in ride quality and the extension of the roadway's service life.

This project is estimated to be completed in late 2021.

Funding

This $14.3 million project is funded by the voter approved Senate Bill 1 (SB-1) through the State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for a multimodal project to upgrade approximately five miles of SR-78. 

What's ahead?

A few things to note:

  • Between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, parking will be prohibited where notices are posted. Please park your car on and adjacent, non-posted street, before the above time period so that you will not be deprived of the use of your vehicle.
  • Please do not permit water to run into the gutter during street work.
  • If your trash is scheduled for pick-up on these days, please have it out by 6 a.m.
  • Under normal weather conditions, the street should generally be back in service by 5 a.m. However, construction delays and unforeseen problems can affect the completion time.
  • Please be alert when driving or walking in construction areas.
  • Tools, materials, and equipment are attractive to children. For the safety of the children, please keep them away.
  • Please report any inconveniences to 619-688-6670.

Milling and Pavement Construction Schedule

Evenings 9:00 pm to 5:00 am (locations are approximate)

Phase 1 – East to West Part 1

  • June 1st, 2021 – Flora Vista Street to Summit Drive
  • June 2nd, 2021 – Summit Drive to 17th Avenue
  • June 3rd, 2021 – 17th Avenue to Idaho Avenue 
  • June 7th, 2021 – Idaho Avenue to Oak Hill Drive
  • June 9th, 10th, and 13th, 2021 – Oak Hill Drive to Grand Avenue
  • June 14th, 2021 – Oak Hill Drive to Valley Parkway
  • June 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2021 – Grand Avenue
  • June 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2021 – North Broadway and East Lincoln Parkway

Phase 2 – West to East Part 1

  • June 23rd, 2021 – East Lincoln Parkway to East Washington Avenue
  • June 24th, 2021 – North Broadway and East Washington Avenue
  • June 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2021 – North Broadway to North Hickory Street
  • July 1st, 2021 – North Broadway to North Elm Street

Phase 3 – East to West Part 2

  • July 13th, 2021 – North Beech Street to North Ash Street,  Bear Valley Parkway to East Grand Avenue, Intersection at North Ash Street and Oak Hill Drive
  • July 14th, 2021 – Intersections at North Ash Street and East Grand Avenue, East 2nd Avenue, 3rd Avenue, Oak Hill Drive and Palomar Terrace
  • July 15th, 2021 - Intersections at North Ash Street and Bear Valley Parkway, East Grand Avenue, Palomar Terrace and East Washington Avenue
  • July 18th, 2021 – Intersections at North Ash Street and East Grand Avenue, Bear Valley Parkway, East Washington Avenue and North Hickory Street
  • July 19th, 2021 – Intersections at North Ash Street and Bear Valley Parkway, North Hickory Street and North Fig Street
  • July 20th, 2021 – Intersections at North Ash Street and Bear Valley Parkway, North Hickory Street, North Fig Street, Waverly Place and North Juniper Street
  • July 21st, 22nd and 25th, 2021 – Intersections at North Broadway and East Washington Avenue, East Lincoln Parkway and East Mission Avenue
  • July 26th, 2021 – Intersections at North Ash Street and 3rd Avenue
  • July 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th, 2021 – Intersections at North Hickory Street, North Fig Street and East Washington Ave Intersections at East Washington Avenue, Valley Parkway, East Pennsylvania Avenue, East Ohio Ave, East Grand Ave, and North Ash Street
  • July 27th, 28th and 29th, 2021 – Intersection at San Pasqual Valley Road and Bear Valley Parkway
  • August 2nd and 3rd ,2021 -  Intersections at San Pasqual Valley Road and East 17th Avenue
  • August 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th and 5th, 2021 – Intersections at North Ash Street and Oak Hill Drive
  • August 4th, 2021 – Intersection at Valley Parkway and North Ash Street
  • August 4th and 5th, 2021 – Intersections at San Pasqual Valley Road and Idaho Avenue
  • August 5th, 2021 – Intersection at Grand Avenue and Ash Street

Phase 4 – West to East Part 2

  • August 11th, 2021 – Bear Valley Parkway at San Pasqual Valley Road
  • August 12th, 18th and 19th, 2021 – Idaho Avenue at San Pasqual Valley Road
  • August 25th, 2021 – Oak Hill Drive at San Pasqual Valley Road
  • August 26th, 2021 – East 17th Avenue at San Pasqual Valley Road
  • September 1st, 2021 - Fig Street at Washington Avenue
  • September 2nd, 2021 – North Hickory Street at Washington Avenue
  • September 8th and 9th, 2021 - Lincoln Parkway at North Broadway
  • September 15th, 2021 – Mission Avenue at North Broadway 
  • September 16th, 2021 - North Broadway at Washington Avenue
  • September 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2021 – Flora Vista Street to Oak Hill Drive
  • September 20th, 2021 –Flora Vista Street to Oak Hill Drive
  • September 21st, 2021 – Bear Valley Parkway to Summit Drive, Eastbound San Pasqual Valley Road at Idaho Avenue
  • September 22nd, 2021 – East 17th Avenue at San Pasqual Valley Road, Birch Avenue at San Pasqual Valley Road, Oak Hill Drive to East Grand Avenue, East Pennsylvania Avenue at San Pasqual Valley Road, East Ohio Avenue at San Pasqual Valley Road 
  • September 23rd , 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th,  and 30th 2021 – Oak Hill Drive to Lincoln Parkway
  • September 30th, 2021 – Valley Boulevard at North Ash Street, East Pennsylvania Avenue at San Pasqual Valley Road, East Ohio Avenue to East 3rd Avenue, East Grand Avenue at North Ash Street, Oak Hill Drive at San Pasqual Valley Road
  • October 3rd, 2021 – North Ash Street at East Washington Avenue, North Fig Street at East Washington Avenue, North Hickory Street at East Washington Avenue, North Juniper Street at East Washington Avenue, North Broadway at East Washington Avenue, East Mission Avenue at North Broadway, Lincoln Parkway at North Broadway, Waverly Place at East Washington Avenue, North Date Street at East Washington Avenue

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Project Manager

Kareem Scarlett 
Kareem.Scarlett@dot.ca.gov

Caltrans

4050 Taylor Street 
San Diego, CA 92110 
Ph: (619) 688-6670 

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Director del Proyecto

Kareem Scarlett 
Kareem.Scarlett@dot.ca.gov

Caltrans

4050 Taylor Street 
San Diego, CA 92110 
Tel: (619) 688-6670 

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