Pedestrian struck, killed by pickup truck in Hemet

Pedestrian struck, killed by pickup truck in Hemet

A man was killed Tuesday night, Oct. 31, as he crossed a roadway in Hemet and was struck by a pickup truck, officials said. The incident happened shortly after 9 p.m. in the area of Lyon and Florida avenues. The man was walking across Lyon Avenue when he was struck by the 2005 Dodge pickup […]

Florida Avenue median landscaping decision postponed by Hemet City Council

Even after weeks of negotiations with Caltrans concerning the planned raised median strip project on Florida Avenue, the Hemet City Council still is not satisfied with the landscaping agreement as submitted. Questions arose on the proposed landscaping agreement by councilmembers during the Sept. 26 council meeting of who should have the responsibility of maintaining the […]

Caltrans leaders review new changes to the Florida Avenue raised median strip project during Open House

Caltrans leaders review new changes to the Florida Avenue raised median strip project during Open House

Caltrans District 8 Director John Bulinski joined a cadre of Caltrans engineers, Aug. 24 to update Hemet residents and city officials of the transportation agency’s plans to construct raised medians along the length of Florida Avenue from West Acacia in Hemet to the Ramona Expressway in 2018. Caltrans’ $9.5 million highway safety project quickly brought […]

Hemet’s Florida Avenue latest raised median plans are on review at upcoming open house, Caltrans officials present

The latest and nearly final plans for the upcoming Caltrans Florida Avenue raised curb median project will be reviewed in an open house event Thursday, Aug. 24, in the Simpson Center, 305 E. Devonshire Avenue, in Hemet. The project has been under scrutiny by members of the Hemet Chamber of Commerce, Hemet merchants who do […]

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 […]

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 […]