County approves funding agreement with RCTC for Mayberry Avenue sidewalks

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Riverside County approved a funding agreement with the Riverside County Transportation Commission to construct approximately 1,200 feet of sidewalk along Mayberry Avenue in unincorporated Hemet.

A 5-0 Riverside County Board of Supervisors vote, Tuesday, May 5, approved the agreement in which the RCTC will provide $408,375 of Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program funding. The project has an estimated cost of $544,500, and the county will tentatively provide a $136,125 match using gas tax revenue.

Sidewalks would be constructed on the north side of Mayberry Avenue between Peartree Lane and Casino Road. That would complete a gap as sidewalks exist for approximately 1,200 feet west of Peartree Lane and for approximately 1,300 feet east of Casino Road. The sidewalks will improve pedestrian access to Valle Vista Elementary School and Exchange Club Park as well as to various residential neighborhoods.

The funding agreement terms require the county to complete the work within two years after execution of the funding agreement. The final county match will be determined before when the project returns to the board of supervisors for the authorization of advertisement for bids.

Joe Naiman can be reached by email at jnaiman@reedermedia.com.