Construction is set to start on a long-awaited project that will see
“It is a go,” said Wildomar Public Works Director Tim D’Zmura during Wednesday night’s City Council meeting. “We have a construction project, not a design project.”
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has approved the multi-million dollar contract award for the project to Brea-based Griffith Co., according to Wildomar Mayor Ben Benoit.
Construction on the project is expected to begin in April with a groundbreaking ceremony anticipated in late March. The project is scheduled to take 18 months to complete and will see the bridge widened from two to six lanes. Additionally, sidewalks will be installed in both directions, and signal lights, a center lane, improved freeway on/offramps, and seismic upgrades are also part of the widening project, D’Zmura said.
Wildomar City Councilwoman Bridgette Moore warned the public Wednesday night that during construction motorists should expect delays along Clinton Keith Road. During construction, the city plans to keep the public informed on traffic conditions, detours and news through a yet-to-be-launched Facebook page as well as the city’s existing website.
The widening project was made possible through the Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee Program.