Construction of Diaz Road extension expected to begin in next three years

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Diaz Road may extend to the northern edge of Temecula within the next few years, although there are still no plans to pave the road on the Murrieta side, where it's known as Washington Avenue. Will Fritz photo
The city of Temecula is a step closer to finally building part of a planned road link between the northwest portion of that city and the southwest corner of Murrieta. Temecula officials have long planned for Diaz Road to connect with Murrieta’s Washington Avenue. In 2014, after a different connection opened up – the Jackson Avenue-Ynez Road bridge – former Temecula mayor Maryann Edwards told the Press-Enterprise that the city had been “trying to broach that subject for years.” Temecula’s general plan designates Diaz Road for ultimate build-out as a major arterial four-lane road up to the city limits at Cherry Street. In Murrieta, the road is still unpaved south of Elm Street. Within the next few years, a Diaz Road that at least connects with the Murrieta city limit may
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