Menifee portion of Highway 74 Caltrans Raised Median Safety Project underway

Department of Transportation District 8 project manager Nader Naguib talks about the Menifee portion of the Highway 74 Raised Curb Median Safety Project with a Menifee resident at the Caltrans open house Aug. 27, at Heritage High School. Tony Ault photo
Granite Construction crews this week began work on the $20 million Caltrans Raised Curb Median Safety Project on the west end of Highway 74 from the Interstate 215 freeway interchange to Hemet’s Acacia Avenue.The project along Highway 74 from the freeway to Mountain Avenue in Valle Vista is designed, according to Caltrans safety engineers, to reduce crossover lane head-on collisions that have plagued the highway through the years. It has been contracted with two highway construction companies: Granite Construction Co. on the west end and Autobahn on the east end through Hemet.Work on the eastern end of the project on Highway 74 began Tuesday, Sept. 3, through the Winchester, Romoland, Menifee and Homeland areas with Granite crews arriving west of Acacia Avenue who will begin movi
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