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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Espola Road Safety Project Set to Begin


     Construction is anticipated to begin in March for a multi-phased project designed to improve safety for those who walk, jog, cycle or ride horses along the west side of Espola Road between Poway High School and Twin Peaks Road.

     The first phase of the project will be grading the pathway and shoulder area along with installation of retaining walls and new street lights. This will be followed by the “undergrounding” of nearly all overhead utilities in the area. This means that the overhead powerlines and other equipment will be moved underground, aesthetically improving the roadway and removing obstacles from the proposed pathway.

     The final phase of the project is creating a safe access by installing a decomposed granite (DG) pathway. The pathway will be generally set back from the main road and include a lodge-pole fence as a protective barrier.

     City staff and representatives from the utilities companies and contractor are holding a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Poway Fire Station 1 classroom (13050 Community Road in Poway). Residents/property owners not able to attend the meeting can learn more by visiting the Espola Road Safety Improvements webpage or contacting Melody Rocco, Senior Civil Engineer, at (858) 668-4653 or

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