SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved the advertisement and subsequent construction award for major pathways and landscaping projects in Valley Center.

“Heritage Trails is the result of strong community support,” said Fifth District County Supervisor Horn. “Many organizations, individuals, and the Rincon Tribe of Indians have partnered with us to bring significant improvements to Valley Center.”

The 2.5 mile project involves construction of a roadside pathway including landscaping, irrigation, signage, and other items such as lodge pole fencing, hitching posts, picnic tables, benches, and bicycle racks along the west and north sides of the newly widened Valley Center Road from Woods Valley Road to Cole Grade Road. In addition, this project includes landscaping of the newly constructed medians with Valley Center road from Banbury Drive to Cole Grade Road.

“This project was planned and designed after many meetings with groups and individuals in Valley Center,” said Supervisor Horn. “I was honored to approve Neighborhood Reinvestment Grants from our discretionary District 5 fund in the amount of $285,000.”

Groups involved in the project include the Valley Center Community Planning Group, Valley Center Trails Association, the Valley Center Town Council, the Design Review Board, and the Valley Center Parks and Recreation District.

The roadside recreational pathway will complement the design and safety objectives of the recently widened Valley Center Road by encouraging pedestrians, equestrians, and bicyclists to use the pathway.

Construction and up to three years of landscape maintenance is estimated at $1.8 million. Upon Board approval, a construction contract will be awarded in November 2009. Construction is scheduled to begin in December 2009 and be completed in Spring 2010.

Contact: John Culea
619 531-4709, Cell: 619 548-1765
Fax: 619 685-2662