Engineering Projects in Design/Development

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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 October 2019.

Estimated End Date: December 2019

Status Update4/12/2019


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: November 2019

Status Update: 4/12/2019


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.

StatusRevisions are currently being made to the design.

Anticipated Construction Start Date: April 2020

Estimated End Date: November2020

Status Update: 8/15/19


Description: As identified in the Safe Routes to School Master Plan, the intent of the project is to close sidewalk gaps that, in turn, will provide improved accessibility for students and residents adjacent to Rio Vista School of Applied Learning.  The grant funded project will include adding curb, gutters, sidewalks, ADA ramps, signage, striping, and high visibility crosswalks in accordance with Town Standards.  In addition, the Class III Bikeway north of Yucca Loma Road between Riverside Drive and Apple Valley Road will receive improvements that will increase bicycle visibility.

Status: David Evans & Associates is preparing the plans and specifications. 

Estimated End Date: November 2019.  Construction should commence in the Summer of 2020.

Status Update: 8/15/19


Description: This project will direct storm water runoff from Navajo Road to a retention basin located at James Woody Park.

Status:  Civil plans, specifications, and engineer’s estimate are being prepared

Estimated End Date: Summer 2019

Status Update: 4/12/2019

 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 project was presented to Town Council on June 28th. KOA Corporation is preparing the final plan.

Estimated End Date:  August 2019

Status Update:  6/11/2019


DescriptionThe Bear Valley Road intersections at Reata Road, Kiowa Road, and Navajo Road are being designed to include ADA signal upgrades based on the recommendations in the Bear Valley Commercial Corridor Signal Study.  In addition, the intersection of Jess Ranch Parkway and Marketplace Drive will have signal upgrades. 

Status:  Field investigation and preliminary design began on June 6, 2019. 

Estimated End Date:  November 2019

Status Update6/11/2019


Description:    The Planning Commission reviewed and approved permits for the demolition of the existing buildings and paved parking at the corner of Outer Highway 18 South and Kasota Road to allow for the construction of a new 4,574 square-foot commercial building, drive-thru lane, landscaping, and parking. As a condition of approval, the outer highway fronting the property will be eliminated between Tuscola Road and Kasota Road, and the Town will design and construct a new access road 400’ south of the project area. 

Status:  Design and environmental services are currently underway

Estimated End Date:  December 2019

Status Update: 6/11/2019

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