La Paz, Ynez road roundabout nearing completion

La Paz Road in south Temecula is still blocked at Vallejo Avenue as the final pieces of a roundabout at La Paz and Ynez roads is completed. (Jeff Pack photo)
A frequently-used shortcut for many residents living on the south side of Temecula is nearing completion after a nearly monthlong delay. The construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of La Paz and Ynez roads in the Los Ranchitos community of Temecula began several months ago and although it was expected to be completed in September, the city of Temecula now expects it will open on Oct. 21. “(There were) no undue delays,” said Patrick Thomas, Director of Public Works and City Engineer for the city of Temecula. “Our contractor is still working on the installation of safety lighting — light poles will be located in median islands at approaches to the roundabout — and electric meter pedestal, followed by Southern California Edison meter and energizing.  (The) co
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