Proponents of improvement projects for Wildomar’s most congested roads received some positive news last week.
Two million dollars in funding has been slotted for planning and engineering for widening projects on Bundy Canyon and Clinton Keith roads, according to Wildomar Mayor Ben Benoit.
News came during the Oct. 1 Western Riverside Council of Governments regularly scheduled meeting at the county’s Administrative Center, Benoit said.
The Bundy Canyon project would see widening from the 15 Freeway to the Menifee city limit at Sunset Avenue. The Clinton Keith project calls for widening from the 15 Freeway to Copper Craft Drive near the Murrieta city limit. Both projects include expanding the busy roads to four lanes, adding a center left turn lane, and posting traffic signals at major intersections.
The estimated completion date on project planning for Bundy Canyon is expected in February 2013; the engineering phase is estimated to be complete in April 2014.
Funding for the planning and engineering phases would come from $1.25 million in Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fees (TUMF).
The Clinton Keith plan has been completed and engineering for that project is expected to wrap up in January 2014 with the help of $750,000 in TUMF money.
Actual road construction has yet to be slated and is dependent on future funding.