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County road project in Hemet to make Stanford Street safer for motorists, pedestrians

Author: SuperUser Account/Tuesday, November 26, 2013/Categories: Uncategorized, Living, Government

A 1.5-mile street repaving project that will make driving safer on Stanford Street in Hemet was approved today (Tuesday) by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The project is part of a broader $7.5 million effort to improve roads in the Hemet area.

The project stretches from Thornton Avenue, just east of Hemet High School, to Florida Avenue and also will add a traffic signal at the intersection of Stanford Street and Mayberry Avenue. Existing pavement will be removed and be replaced. Driveway cuts, and curbs and gutters in poor condition, will be reconstructed and a number of sidewalk access ramps will be upgraded or added. The new traffic signal at Stanford and Mayberry will help control traffic movement and make crossing safer for pedestrians.

“These are the kind of improvements that help make neighborhoods safer for drivers as well as residents,” said Supervisor Jeff Stone, who represents the area on the Board of Supervisors.

Costing $2.1 million, work on the project will be conducted by Skanska USA Civil West, the lowest responsible bidder. More than 90 percent of the funding for the job comes from state bonds for road projects, with the rest from development impact fees collected to construct traffic signals. Construction should take about two months and is scheduled to begin In early January. The project should be completed in March.

For more information, please contact Supervisor Stone’s office at (951) 955-1030.

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