Completed

Newport Road Widening Project Summary

Location:

Newport Road east of Interstate 215 between Antelope and Menifee roads

Description:

The project improved traffic flow on this main east/west thoroughfare and prepared Newport Road for the upcoming Interstate 215/Newport Road interchange project beginning in 2015. Specifically, the project:
***  Added one traffic lane in each direction between Antelope and Menifee roads
***   Added a double left turn lane from westbound Newport Road to southbound Antelope Road
***   Added a new traffic signal at the intersection of Newport Road and Via Corazon
***   Installed conduit between traffic signals to lay the groundwork for future signal coordination.

Schedule:

Groundbreaking was in July 2013 and the project was completed in March 2014. Median landscaping was completed as a separate project in spring 2015.

Cost:

The city saved $800,000 on this $3 million project by using existing pavement and landscape materials. The remainder of the cost was funded by a $125,000 Cal Recycle grant, along with a combination of Measure A and Gas Tax funds, and funds derived from payments made by developers in lieu of making improvements required for their particular project as outlined in the Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget.

Before - Newport at Antelope looking east

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After - Newport at Antelope looking east

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