Vail Ranch, Redhawk parkways to go on a ‘road diet’

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The city of Temecula plans to cut the eastern section of the Vail Ranch Parkway and Redhawk Parkway loop road down to one lane as part of a “road diet” to cut traffic speeds and increase safety. Will Fritz photo
Changes are coming to Vail Ranch and Redhawk parkways in Temecula, which constitute the loop road that connects the Redhawk and Vail Ranch neighborhoods on the south end of town. In August, the Temecula City Council approved a number of “traffic calming” changes to the road, which sees low traffic volumes but has poor sight-distance in some areas combined with a 45 mph speed limit. The council already voted at its Oct. 8 meeting to cut the speed limit on Vail Ranch Parkway down to 40 mph between Nighthawk Pass and Redhawk Parkway, which is part of the first phase of the traffic calming measures. Other measures in phase one include re-striping Redhawk Parkway at Peppercorn Drive to create dual left turn lanes, installing speed feedback signs to warn drivers to slow down, modifying
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