City breaks ground on Improvement Project

SAN MARCOS — A groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 22 for the $5.14 million Barham Drive Improvement Project. This traffic improvement, safety and beautification project will widen Barham Drive from two to four lanes from Woodland Parkway to the eastbound Highway 78 on-ramp. The improvement project will also underground utilities from Woodland Parkway to Meyers Avenue in Escondido, add a 10-foot-wide urban trail on the south side of Barham Drive from Woodland Parkway to the eastern City limits, and add bike lanes along the frontage improvements. The urban trail will include a new tree every 30 feet.
In addition, the existing landscaping and decorative metal fencing adjacent to Highway 78 and across La Moree Road will be extended 1,000 feet west and 500 feet east. A retaining wall with trailing vines will be installed along the frontage of Grace Community Church’s frontage and a sound wall with climbing vines will be built along the San Marcos Mobile Estates and Casitas del Sol mobile home communities.
Funding is being provided by the San Marcos Redevelopment Agency and TransNet dollars through the San Diego Association of Governments.
To learn more, call Communications Officer Jenny Peterson at (760)
744‐1050, ext. 3169.