Supervisors approve Notice of Exemption for Ramona Expressway medians

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a Notice of Exemption for the Ramona Expressway Median Project which makes a finding that the median is categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review.The June 28 vote was 5-0 to make the findings and direct the clerk of the board of supervisors to file a Notice of Exemption with the county clerk. The raised median island will be for approximately 8 1/2 miles between Rider Street and Warren Road.The county’s general plan classifies Ramona Expressway as an Expressway. It is both a two-lane and a four-lane road and ranges in width from 40 to 120 feet.Multiple recent accidents have involved a vehicle crossing over the center line and causing severe injuries or fatalities. The recent collisions have led the
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