Holland Road will get paved and Lincoln Street Park will get safer as a result of actions taken Tuesday night by the Lake Elsinore City Council.
In a 5-0 vote, Lake Elsinore council members OK’d an agreement with the City of Menifee to pave a quarter mile portion of Holland Road.
The work at the unpaved stretch that straddles Lake Elsinore and Menifee is expected to begin immediately, and will be complete before the nearby Herk Bouris Elementary School resumes classes Jan. 14, according to City of Lake Elsinore documents.
The school is part of the Menifee Unified School District and serves students who live in both Menifee and Lake Elsinore.
Lake Elsinore’s financial obligation under the agreement is $44,811, the same as Menifee.
Approximately 6 miles of Holland Road, between Railroad Canyon Road and the 215 Freeway are paved, with the exception of the small portion at the city line.
In a separate unanimous vote Tuesday night, council members approved new signage near Lincoln Street Park designed to save lives.
Solar-powered “Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon” devices will be installed at the intersection of Lincoln and Terra Cotta streets to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians who cross Lincoln to get to the park.
Paid for by Measure A funding, signage construction will begin late February and be complete by late May, said Director of Public Works, City Engineer Ken Seumalo.
The Lincoln Street project is expected to cost $15,883, and the contract has been awarded to Chino Hills-based DDL Traffic Inc.
The Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon devices will flash a high-intensity yellow light when activated by pedestrians and/or cyclists wishing to cross Lincoln. The flashing is designed to warn motorists to yield and stop.
Because the devices are solar, no trenching is required and there are no added energy costs, Seumalo said.
Councilman Steve Manos praised the Lincoln Park project because of the added safety and low cost.