Town Takes First Steps in Village Accessibility Project

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– Commuters and residents will soon have improved access to Apple Valley’s historic downtown district after the Town of Apple Valley reconstructs John Glenn Road. On June 12, the Town Council approved a solicitation for bids to pave the street, and install curb, gutter, and sidewalk along the east side of the road.

A cooperative effort between the Town of Apple Valley and the Village Property and Business Improvement District (PBID), the Apple Valley Village Accessibility Project will allow the Town to accept the private road into the Town’s street system and provide maintenance.

“The increase in business openings combined with the uptick in traffic in the Village has made this project a priority,” said PBID Chairman Jack Collingsworth. “It is time to do something about it. The PBID Association is pledging a match up to $250,000 for half of the total project costs.”

The Town is allocating Local Transportation Funds for the remaining right-of-way improvements that will create an ADA accessible path to Outer Highway 18 South from Navajo, along Powhatan and John Glenn Roads by the end of 2018.

“We are connecting people to services,” said Mayor Art Bishop. “It will be much easier for cars and pedestrians to get to places like the Apple Valley Post Office, James Woody Community Park, the Victor Valley Transit Authority Bus Transfer Station on Quinault Road and, of course, the Village Business District.”

For more information regarding the Apple Valley Village Accessibility Project, visit www.applevalley.orgor call 760-240-7000 x7530. For information regarding the Village Business District and upcoming events, visit

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