Butterfield Stage Road widening expected to be complete by April, city says

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Crews work at building a curb along a widened section of Butterfield Stage Road currently under construction in Temecula, Jan 10. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Construction crews have nearly finished digging into a hillside to widen Butterfield Stage Road, and paving is expected to be completed by April, a Temecula city official said this week. Construction began in July 2019 to widen Butterfield Stage Road to four lanes north of Rancho California Road on the far eastern edge of Temecula — an area where it previously only had one through lane in each direction, though most of the rest of the road’s length is four lanes wide. Workers had to cut into the side of a hill to make space for the expanded roadway. A vertical retaining wall is now in place on the hillside and construction should be finished by the spring, Temecula Public Works Director Pat Thomas said earlier in January. “We don’t have a specific date, but I would expect
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