Menifee gets to work with Measure DD funded road grader

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MENIFEE – Menifee’s Public Works Department has begun road grading work using a newly purchased road grader that was funded by Measure DD. The equipment will be used to grade dirt roads that are utilized by motorists and pedestrians throughout the community.

The road grader equipment purchase was approved at an Aug. 21 city council meeting, along with the purchase of a backhoe loader and support equipment. The purchase of these road safety equipment items was funded by Measure DD. 

“This new equipment, in conjunction with a newly developed maintenance schedule, will help maintain these unpaved roads for pedestrians and motorists,” Jonathan Smith, city engineer and director of public works, said. 

“It is imperative that we commit Measure DD funds toward either public safety or road maintenance and repairs,” Mayor Bill Zimmerman said. “Many of our original rural neighborhoods have unimproved dirt roads. While we respect the historic culture and identity of those places, we want to make sure that they remain safe for travel. This equipment purchase will allow the city’s maintenance crews to do just that.” 

— Submitted by city of Menifee.