Construction is on the way to widen Bundy Canyon Road in Wildomar from two lanes to four lanes, due to the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s allocation of $3.5 million of Measure A revenue last month to the City of Wildomar.
Photo from the RCTC write up. To visit the original source, please follow the link at the bottom of this blog.
|This project will come in several phases, this update is concerning only from Cherry St to the west, and just beyond Oak Canyon Drive to the east. No word on when the other phases will begin.|
“Improving Bundy Canyon Road has been a high priority for our city, because of increasing traffic volumes and fatal collisions,” said Wildomar City Councilmember and RCTC Commissioner Ben Benoit. “The project will improve east-west travel through our region, reduce traffic congestion, and complement the Interstate 215 Scott Road Interchange Project that the City of Menifee is building now,” he said.
The City of Wildomar expects to advertise and award a construction contractor in the spring for this segment of work. City staff also has identified two additional segments to widen on Bundy Canyon Road and is finalizing right of way acquisition and grant funding for these segments.
Link to RCTC web page with the same info as above... less the map that I made.
The question of ingress and egress from Oak Canyon Drive was asked of me. Last year there was a suggestion that if a resident of that community wanted to head towards the freeway, they'd have to head east first, then do a U-turn.
I asked Wildomar City Engineer, Dan York, if that had been corrected as was discussed at a community meeting last year.
Hear is the key part of the email exchange:
Are the people in that neighborhood that want to go to the freeway still going to be required to turn east, and then do a u-turn if they want to head west? NO
This issue has been addressed on the final improvement plans. The residents will be able to turn as they currently turn with a protected two-way left turn lane (see below).
|It's not the easiest map to read, but if you know the area and the landmarks, you shouldn't have any trouble.|