A project to add bicycle lanes and roundabouts on a mile-long stretch of road in Calimesa was selected for a $3.74 million state grant, it was announced Thursday.
The Riverside County Transportation Commission’s “County Line Road Transportation Corridor” was among dozens of projects statewide designated for appropriations provided by the California Transportation Commission.
“These critical investments will help improve California’s transportation infrastructure now and into the future,” Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin said. “This includes improving safety and access for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, and planning for the long-term maintenance of these vital assets.”
The funding earmarked for RCTC will pay for a multi-lane roundabout, four single-lane roundabouts, sidewalk improvements and a mile-long bicycle lane — all along County Line Road, between Bryant Street and Interstate 10, according to Caltrans.
About $5.4 million in funding has been earmarked for the project by local and federal sources.
The CTC is appropriating a total $491 million statewide. Officials said just over half of that sum is comprised of revenue generated by the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017, which raised gasoline taxes and vehicle license fees.
The County Line Road Transportation Corridor was the only Riverside County project listed in the latest round of funding.
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