Hemet City Council, in a letter to Caltrans, is formally requesting that Florida Avenue, as it runs through the downtown area of Hemet and is now a state highway, be relinquished to the city and halt a planned raised-median strip project. City Manager Allen Parker was authorized to send out the letter and request at […]
A letter written in the strongest terms with supporting data objecting to Caltrans plans to erect a median strip on Florida Avenue is being sent to the state transportation department by the Hemet City Council, following a contentious council discussion Tuesday, Nov. 14. The issue with Caltrans plans to build the median strips in the […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
The motorist who struck and killed a 66-year-old man at a Hemet intersection remained at large today.
Police shot a homicide suspect as they were attempting to arrest him, authorities said Satuday, Feb. 25.
A fire broke out Wednesday, Dec. 28, at a mobile home park just east of Hemet, damaging a trailer before the flames were contained.