A busy intersection in Lakeland Village will likely become
safer in the months to come.
Riverside County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries has proposed that a new traffic signal, lighting and improvements be installed at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Blackwell Boulevard.
“The proposed traffic signal will improve traffic operations and safety,” according to county documents.
In September 2011, a 49-year-old Lake Elsinore man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver at the Grand/Blackwell intersection.
In addition to the signal and lighting at the busy intersection, other improvements call for a new sidewalk, curb and gutter, curb ramps, roadside signs, traffic striping, thermoplastic pavement markings and associated work, according to the documents.
The $492,896 funding for the proposed project would come from development impact fees (fees paid by developers), the documents state. The $5,500 estimated cost to operate and maintain the signal would be funded through gas tax, according to the documents.
On Tuesday, Aug. 20, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors will vote to approve or deny plans for the project. If approved, the project will go out to bid before fall.