SR-78 Corridor Upgrades to Begin in Escondido


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District: District 11 — San Diego and Imperial Counties
Phone: (619) 688-6670

ESCONDIDO — Construction crews will begin the $19 million multimodal project to upgrade approximately five miles of State Route 78 between North Broadway and Flora Vista Street, beginning January 25.

Initial work will improve curb ramps for pedestrian access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Following phases of construction include removal and replacement of the pavement, high visibility striping, utility upgrades, and a shared bike lane.

To minimize traffic impacts and increase worker safety, work will typically take place between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. This project is expected to be completed in Fall 2021. Nearby residents may hear construction noise related to the work, including backup alarms, jack hammering, and saw cutting. Every consideration will be made to minimize impacts during the course of this much anticipated project.

Detour signs will direct motorists and pedestrians around closures.

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