Engineering Projects in Design/Development

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Description: The Town of Apple Valley received a $3,470,000 Active Transportation Program grant to design and construct improvements to improve mobility to the Mariana Academy, Sandia Academy and Apple Valley High School.  Improvements include street widening, curb and gutter, sidewalks, ADA ramps and high visibility crosswalks.  In addition, the Class I bike path connecting Apple Valley High School to Tussing Ranch Road and from Navajo Road to Mendel Road will be reconstructed. The project’s street segments included in this project are Navajo from Bear Valley Road south to Tussing Ranch Road, Tussing Ranch Road from Navajo Road to Cochiti Road, Sandia Road from Mohawk Road to Navajo Road, Panoche Road from Navajo Road to Manhasset Road and Manhasset Road from Panoche Road to Tussing Ranch Road.

StatusThe project is currently under design by KOA Corporation.  Base mapping and utility investigation is currently underway.

Start Date: April 2018

Estimated End Date: November 2018

Status Update: 5/29/2018


Description: This is an environmental and civil design project to reconstruct, realign and widen the intersection of Highway 18 and Apple Valley Road.  A qualified engineering consultant was selected to provide the professional and technical services required to design complete construction plans and prepare specifications and engineer's estimate (PS&E) for the Town.  This project includes, but is not limited to, drainage improvements, road improvements and traffic signal improvements.  The primary goal is to have shelf-ready plans for State or Federal funding to be able to construct and realign the portion of Apple Valley Road that is north of Highway 18 to line-up directly with the portion of Apple Valley Road that is south of Highway 18.

Status: This project is currently in design by Dokken Engineering and 95% plans have been prepared.  The project has obtained environmental clearance.  Caltrans Right of Way certification is expected for November 2018.

Estimated End Date: March 2019

Status Update: 3/26/2018


Description: The Engineering Department has retained a consultant for structural engineering services to analyze and prepare plans to rehabilitate the existing Bear Valley Road Bridge.  The consultant will also provide engineering design to widen the bridge in order to address the deficient deck geometry.  The ultimate bridge section will consist of six east-west travel lanes, a center median, shoulders, sidewalks  and class 1 bikeway. The project has obtained environmental clearance and the CEQA document may be downloaded here:

Status: The design engineer is working on Construction Plans and Specifications and Engineer's Estimate (PS&E)

Estimated End Date: June 2019

Status Update: 5/23/2018

 APPLE VALLEY VILLAGE SR-18 Corridor Enhancement Project

 Description: The project will assess current safety deficiencies affecting access and barriers to mobility, prioritize projects, and provide next steps to improve system safety for all users of the Apple Valley Village.  A central goal of the Enhancement Plan is to revitalize the Village corridor businesses and spur new jobs and economic development by improving, safety, access, and removing barriers to mobility. Ultimately, this plan will be the ground work for the preparation of a future Specific Plan for the Apple Valley Village.

Status:  The first public outreach meeting was held on May 8, 2018.  An additional meeting will be conducted later in the year at the Apple Valley Conference Center.  KOA Corporation and their sub-consultants are currently reviewing public comments. 

Estimated End Date:  November 2019

Status Update: 5/29/2018


Description: The project will result in the analysis of the current traffic signal operations and overall traffic patterns within the subject corridor. The study area is defined as that section of Bear Valley Road from the Town boundary on the west and the Westmont Drive signal on the east.  In addition, the study shall include the intersections of Apple Valley Road at Pimlico Road and Jess Ranch Parkway at Marketplace Drive.  Collectively, the six intersections, herein, shall be referred to as the Bear Valley Road Commercial Corridor.  The primary goal of this study is to identify areas of the corridor where modifications to the existing signal equipment and/or operations will improve overall corridor safety and increase signal efficiency within the study area.

Status:  The consultant is working with Town staff to finalize the study. 

Estimated End Date: June 2018

Status Update: 5/29/2018


Description:  The project will construct a new bus stop turn-out per VVTA standards on Bear Valley Road west of Kiowa between westbound Bear Valley Road and Bear Valley Outer Highway North.  In addition, new sidewalk will be installed creating a continuous accessible connection from the Mockingbird Avenue to Kiowa Road.

Start Date:  April 2018

Estimated End Date: July 2018

Status Update: 3/26/2018


Description: The section of Yucca Loma Road from Apple Valley Road to Rincon Road is the next phase of the overall improvement of Yucca Loma Road beginning with the Yucca Loma Bridge and the section leading up to Apple Valley Road.  The design consultant will provide professional and technical services required to design complete Construction Plans and prepare Specifications and Engineer’s Estimate (PS&E) for the widening of Yucca Loma Road from Apple Valley Road to Rincon Road.  As part of the Request for Proposal (RFP), candidates were provided sample plans for the westerly portion of the intersection of Yucca Loma Road and Apple Valley Road as well as information on the Town’s Bike Paths.

Status:  Engineering staff is working diligently with the design consultant to ensure all existing conditions are identified on the final plan set which is currently under review.

Estimated End date:  June 2018

Status Update: 3/26/2018


Description: This project will eliminate the existing offset at the intersection  of Dale Evans Parkway and Waalew Road by realigning Dale Evans Parkway to make it consistent with the Town General Plan's Circulation Element.  In addition, Waalew Road will be widened to allow for separate left turn lanes at the intersection, and a traffic signal will be installed.

Status: Final plan set is currently under review.

Estimated End Date: June 2018

Status Update: 3/26/18

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