More than $5 million is going to multiple transportation infrastructure projects throughout Riverside County, including guardrail upgrades, sidewalk improvements and new freeway message signs, officials announced Friday.
The California Department of Transportation is disbursing a total $884 million statewide in the latest round of SB 1 Road Repair & Accountability Act allocations.
The largest amount earmarked for Riverside County is $2 million, dedicated to the replacement of on-ramp meters along the Pomona (60) Freeway between Wineville Road near Eastvale and the 60/91/215 interchange in downtown Riverside.
Just over $1 million has been set aside for a series of curb ramp improvements on Interstate 15 between Murrieta Hot Springs and Bundy Canyon roads, near Murrieta.
According to Caltrans, $1.46 million is reserved for numerous guardrail additions and modifications on interstates 10 and 15, as well as state routes 60, 62, 91 and 111 — countywide.
The Riverside County Transportation Commission has been promised $788,000 for the Cabazon Safe Routes to School Project, which entails constructing 3,000 linear feet of new sidewalk, curb and gutter space, as well as establishing new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps, officials said.
Last, RCTC and the city of Eastvale will receive $150,000 for projects focused on creating new pedestrian crossings and bicycle paths within the city, according to Caltrans.
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