CITY MANAGER UPDATE - September 2016
Greetings to all residents, businesses and visitors of the City of Jurupa Valley,
I wanted to update all of you on the City’s major street widening and rehabilitation projects that are getting underway shortly. Please note that although anytime there are projects related to City streets, there will be disruption to traffic flow and the inevitable traffic delays. It is the City’s goal to complete each project on time with as much minimal disruption as possible.
Limonite Widening Project- This project involves the widening of Limonite Ave from two to four lanes from Etiwanda Ave to Bain St. This $4.5 million dollar construction project is funded by several sources of local and regional funding, including Measure A road improvement funds, TUMF funds and Development Impact Fee funds collected from developers, and local City road improvement funds. The project also includes the reconfiguration of the traffic signal at Etiwanda Ave and Limonite Ave, additional traffic safety measures along Limonite Ave., and reconstruction and reconfiguration of the tunnel access under Limonite near Dodd St. to accommodate safer crossing of Limonite Ave. for the equestrian riders. This project is scheduled to start at the end of September; it will be a seven month project and will present unavoidable disruption on Limonite Ave. Please check the City’s website for more information on the project, proposed alternative routes to avoid the construction zone, and for periodic updates.
Street Rehabilitation Projects- The City is embarking on a $9 million street rehabilitation project funded by City issued Certificates of Participation backed by the City’s annual Measure A road maintenance funding. This will allow the City to complete 10 years of maintenance on the most seriously deteriorated streets in two years. The project has been divided into eight phases which will spread over different communities within the City. We will be concentrating on residential and collector streets with some portions of heavily traveled arterial streets also being addressed. This overall project involves major rehabilitation and reconstruction of the streets that will be included in the program. The first phase, scheduled to begin work in October, will be the following streets:
Hudson St.- from Limonite Ave. to its dead end
Pyrite St- from Granite Hill Dr. to Lone Trail
Country Village Rd.- from Ben Nevis Blvd/San Sevaine Way to Granite Hill Dr.
Granite Hill Dr.- from Valley Way to Soto St.
Subsequent phases will be scheduled every one or two months over the course of the next 18 months. Specific schedules and neighborhood notifications will be provided as each phase is finalized. Additionally, slurry sealing of streets not requiring major rehabilitation will be integrated into the phasing plan and continue on an annual basis. This level of maintenance is required to ensure these streets do not reach the level of deterioration that many others have incurred due to the County’s lack of maintenance over the last 20 years, prior to the City’s incorporation.
In conclusion, please be sure to contact City Hall for any questions you have concerning City functions, problems that need addressed, or assistance in activities you are engaged in requiring working with City Hall.