Q: Temecula resident Phyllis Bettelheim said construction work in the middle of Butterfield Stage between Calle Chapos and Rancho California Road in Temecula has been ongoing for months with long periods of inactivity. She asked why this is taking so long and when is it expected to be completed.
ONE: Patrick Thomas, Temecula’s Director of Public Works, says the landscaping work in between is being carried out by developer Sommers Bend, a large new residential community in wine country. Work is underway, and it also involves the California Rancho Water District, to coordinate the construction of the irrigation infrastructure needed to grow crops in the midlands.
Ron Moreno, a civil engineer for the city of Temecula who is involved with the project, said a meeting between the city, the developer and the water district has been scheduled for early January and the units. Various are working on schedule to complete center and landscaping projects. . Moreno said construction work is expected to be completed in April or May, and this includes the “establishment of the factory” phase. “Once the median is completed, any planting work that has been done such as shrubs, flowers, etc., must be shown to be alive and established before the city accepts the median,” said Moreno. explain.
Q: Dennis Houser complains of what he calls an “absolute traffic nightmare” at the intersection of Reche Canyon and Washington streets in Colton, any normal business day, from about 4 p.m. to about 5. 30 pm. “The driver of the vehicle turned this intersection into a free road, turned from the wrong lane, set up the intersection and then ran the red light. Colton PD spent a total of about five days there for two weeks and hasn’t been back since.” Houser asked the city if there was a solution.
ONE: Over the past few years, Reche Canyon Road has become a travel shortcut between the Colton area and the Moreno Valley. Colton City Manager Bill Smith agreed with our readers that the intersection was what Smith called “one of our most challenging intersections in Colton.” He said the city is aware of the traffic problems there and has short- and long-term plans to address them.
“In the immediate future, we are actively working to better synchronize the signal of this intersection, along with all the people around it. Once completed, this should help with congestion issues, although it’s unlikely that this will eliminate the problem entirely,” Smith said. “Over the long term, the city is actively pursuing the Reche Canyon Road reconstruction project to hopefully address many of the issues, including this one. This is a long-term project, which is expected to complete the design and environment phase by the end of this year. ”
From a police enforcement point of view, Smith said the intersection is part of the regular police department rotation, but the city and the Police Department have the resources to devote all of its time to the intersection. . “However, we will continue to try and do the best we can,” Smith said.
Finally, to mark Transit Fair Day, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority will offer all passengers free bus and train fares on February 4 with various transit providers operating around the county. Transit Equity Day makes all riders fare-free and gives everyone a free opportunity to try out local public transport. All five county local bus systems participate: Omnitrans, Victor Valley Transit Authority, Mountain Transit, Morongo Basin Basit Authority, Needles Area Transit.
Fair Transportation Day is celebrated worldwide on February 4 to mark the birthday of Rosa Parks, who in 1955 refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, launching a boycott of local buses in Montgomery, Ala., resulting in a fairer transit system. “In addition to honoring Parks’ anniversary, Transit Equity Day provides an opportunity to focus on how our public transit system makes our community more connected and accessible for all,” said President. SBCTA Board of Directors and San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman said in a news release on the SBCTA Website https://www.gosbcta.com.
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