Contract awarded for Viejo Drive drainage improvements

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Jacobsson Engineering Construction Inc. was awarded the Riverside County contract to construct drainage improvements and gully erosion repair along Viejo Drive in East Hemet.The county Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday, Jan. 24, to award the Palm Desert company a $716,347 contract. The action also approved an addendum to the plans and specifications and modified the project budget.A deep erosion gully has developed in the 44900 block of Viejo Drive. The erosion has been caused by discharge of a corrugated metal pipe storm drain 24 inches in diameter which along with a drainage inlet was installed to collect runoff from the cul-de-sac on Viejo Drive and discharge it to a lined ditch on the slope. The erosion which has occurred over several years began when the lined ditch was u
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