Friday, January 11, 2019

2019 Update: Construction on Winchester Road / SR-79 in the French Valley / Winchester area

Winchester, Ca - As many driving thru the French Valley area have recently seen, there has been construction going on at each street corner for many months now.

We did a little research and found that this is a CalTrans District 8 project involving installing ADA curb ramps and paving for 6 miles of SR-79 / Winchester Rd. The project begins south at Murrieta Hot Springs Rd and continues north to Abelia Rd.

They started doing the ADA curb ramps in September and apparently some of them were not done correctly, as they were demolished and recently re-poured (Winchester Rd at Thompson Rd being one of them). Originally when we contacted an official about this project in late August, we were told that the curbs should be done in September and the paving would begin in October 2018. Obviously, a bit behind on this project.

Well, here is the latest from a CalTrans spokesperson: