EMWD Mountain Avenue Replenishment Basin project proceeding well

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A flagger on Esplanade Avenue, just west of the Ramona Expressway, halts traffic as heavy trucks carrying dirt from the Eastern Municipal Water District Mountain Avenue West Replenishment Basin Project excavation exit to carry their loads to the Soboba Indian Reservation. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
While between 22 and 26 double tractor trailer trucks filled with dirt are entering and exiting Esplanade Avenue and the Ramona Expressway in San Jacinto since the new year, daily traffic tie-ups have been minimal according to Eastern Municipal Water District and city officials. The heavy truck traffic coming out of the Mountain Avenue West Replenishment Basin project is being controlled by a flagger stopping westbound traffic on Ramona Expressway just a block from the Expressway few cars have been seen making U-turns to avoid the backup in the afternoons. The EMWD Replenishment Basin Project is designed to capture stormwater and allow it to drain into the Aquifer below ground to be extracted during droughts or as needed for San Jacinto Valley residents. [caption id="attachment_15
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