Construction on Civic Center Drive’s New Through Lane Nearing Completion
The City's construction work to widen southbound Civic Center Drive between the railroad tracks and Phillips Street is nearing completion. A third southbound "through-lane" has been constructed to accommodate vehicles moving into the right-turn to westbound Highway 78. Construction began in mid-December and final work will be completed by the end of April. There will be no more lane closures and final work will be located in the easement areas. By adding the through-lane, the frequency of traffic back-ups on Civic Center Drive, between Phillips Street and Lado de Loma Drive, even at peak commuting hours, is expected to be minimized.
This traffic management control project improves traffic flow and safety onto the westbound Highway 78 on-ramp, and at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and Phillips Street. Funding for the project is from Traffic Impact fees.
In September, the City Council approved a Traffic Congestion Management plan outlining projects designed to provide further traffic congestion relief. This plan categorizes and prioritizes the projects as either short term or long term/large scale undertakings. The Civic Center Widening project is one of the simple, relatively inexpensive improvements categorized as short term projects in the plan.
City of Vista Engineering Department
Capital Improvement Project (CIP) 8269