Caltrans to acquire flood control district property by state route 74

The California Department of Transportation will be acquiring 950 square feet of land owned by the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District but considered surplus to the district’s needs. A 4-0 vote May 2 by the Riverside County board of supervisors, who comprise the board of the Riverside County Flood Control and Water […]

Questions remain on Caltrans Hemet state Route 74 median project plan

Questions remain on Caltrans Hemet state Route 74 median project plan

After responding to Hemet merchants’ criticism of the planned Florida Avenue Raised Curb Median project and $1.5 million in revisions, Caltrans engineers still found some questions regarding the project slated to begin in 2018. Caltrans invited local merchants and other interested citizens to an open house meeting at the Hemet Simpson Center March 20, to […]

Lamb Canyon state Route 79 Caltrans delays seen

Median crossovers for traffic control on state Route 79 from Beaumont to San Jacinto have begun as the California Department of Transportation continues work on the $1.5-million Lamb Canyon Drainage Project. The Caltrans project will be installing drainage inlets on SR-79 from First Street in Beaumont to Gilman Springs Road near San Jacinto. The project […]

I-15 lane closure from Route 215 South to Winchester Road Dec. 14

TEMECULA, CA – The following freeway lane closure is planned tomorrow by Caltrans in the Temecula area for maintenance work and guardrail repair. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Southbound I-15: The #5 lane and right shoulder from Route 215 south to Winchester Road (right-hand lane only) will be closed as Caltrans […]

Caltrans outlines Riverside, San Bernardino District 8 freeway projects in next 5 years

A list and a map showing 20 Southwest Riverside County Caltrans District 8 freeway projects either underway or planned for the next five years now available from the district offices in San Bernardino were handed out at a Riverside County District 3 Municipal Advisory Council meeting in Anza Nov. 9. The information is available on […]

New traffic signal coming to Florida Avenue at Hemet Street

HEMET – JFL Electrical contractors are completing the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Florida Avenue (SR-74) and Hemet Street. The California Department of Transportation contracted with JFL to install the light. Work began Wednesday Sept. 7 with JFL contractors working from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Most of the work on […]

Caltrans encourages motorists to save state funds with Adopt-A-Highway program

MENIFEE – Caltrans is encouraging motorists to keep the state clean with its “Don’t Trash California” campaign and join its Adopt-A-Highway program in order to save state funds used for litter removal. In 2014, Caltrans District 8 (which includes the City of Menifee and the Southwest region), reported spending over $6 million to clean up […]

Hemet business concerns on Florida Avenue median strip forwarded to Caltrans

Hemet business concerns on Florida Avenue median strip forwarded to Caltrans

Caltrans plans to build a raised center median from Acacia Street to Valle Vista on Florida Avenue in 2018 came as a “complete surprise” to Hemet City Engineer Steven Latino. Caltrans already had a plan laid out for the cement median strips with long left lane turns and limited breaks on some of the less […]

Romoland project paves way for incoming development projects

MENIFEE – State Route 74, from Interstate 215 to Guthridge Lane, in the Romoland community of Menifee, was repaired and upgraded in both directions to improve safety and prepare for incoming development planned in the area. The $800,000 slurry seal project, completed by Caltrans, repaired potholes and uneven roadway and resurfaced pavement and paved the […]