Groups that strive to improve Rancho Bernardo’s health and well being can apply for up to $10,000 in grants that will be awarded later this year. Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation will hold a grant seekers forum at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 in the Bernardo Heights Community Center, 16150 Bernardo Heights Parkway in Rancho Bernardo.
The Espola Road Safety Improvements Project will improve safety for those who walk, jog, cycle or ride horses along the stretch of Espola Road between Poway High School and Twin Peaks Road. Specifically, it will add a pathway where none currently exists on the west side of Espola Road, from Mountain Road (just north of Twin Peaks Road) to Willow Ranch Road (about a block south of Titan Way). The first phase of the project will be grading the pathway and shoulder area along with installation of retaining walls and new street lights. This will be followed by the “undergrounding” of nearly all overhead utilities in the area. This means that the overhead powerlines and other equipment will be moved underground, aesthetically improving the roadway and removing obstacles from the proposed pathway.