Butterfield Stage Road widening complete

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Butterfield Stage Road has four lanes north of Rancho California Road after the completion of an approximately $6 million widening project. Valley News/City of Temecula photo
It may have taken a tad longer than what had initially been planned, but Butterfield Stage Road is officially four lanes through its entire length through Temecula. The long-awaited widening of the roadway north of Rancho California Road – which has been a major bottleneck on Temecula’s east side for years – opened to traffic at the end of May, Pat Thomas, director of Temecula Public Works, said. Though crews are still working on some minor improvements to the road, Thomas said, all lanes are open.  Construction began in July 2019 to widen Butterfield Stage Road to four lanes through the area, which was by that time the only part of the road that had only two lanes. In a video released on the city’s website earlier in June, Thomas thanked all of the contractors involved i
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