Supervisors approve bid process for Mayberry Avenue sidewalks

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The Riverside County board of supervisors approved the bid process for the construction of sidewalks along Mayberry Avenue in unincorporated Hemet.

The supervisors’ 4-0 vote, Sept. 10, with Supervisor Chuck Washington absent, found the project categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review, approved the plans and specifications for the sidewalk improvements, authorized the advertisement for bids and set an Oct. 2 deadline for receipt of bids.

The project will construct approximately 1,250 linear feet of sidewalk on the south side of Mayberry Avenue between Stanford Street and Meridian Street. The work will also include curb, gutter and driveway improvements, curb ramps compliant with current Americans with Disabilities Act standards, cross gutters and spandrels.

Mayberry Avenue is a major pedestrian route for students traveling to and from Dartmouth Middle School, and the county was able to obtain a competitive state grant funded by the quarter-cent sales tax portion dedicated to pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The county will also use gas tax revenue and Highway User Tax Account revenue derived from the sales tax on gasoline to fund the estimated $358,590 cost. The work is scheduled to begin this fall and has a completion estimate of two months after the start of construction.

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