San Jacinto accepts plans for traffic safety and Ramona Expressway median art

The San Jacinto City Council accepts a final road safety plan, Tuesday, Feb. 2, that included building functional larger sidewalks in the city to protect pedestrians and bicyclists. Valley News/Tony Ault file photo
With all San Jacinto City Council members present, a discussion Tuesday, Feb. 2, favored a plan to install public art along the Ramona Expressway’s median which is currently without landscaping. During the regular council meeting, via livestream and telecommunications, it was learned that Universal Construction and Engineering submitted the lowest bid of $298,694.23 to complete the project. The plan showed that the median from Sanderson Avenue/Highway 79 to State Street on the Ramona Expressway would have kiosks with pictures of the city and collapsible tin structures depicting cactus plants, allowing motorists to see how the city appreciates fine art as they drive into the city. The art would be installed in two phases, starting from State Street to Lyon Street. “This is a go
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