Gilman Springs Road will close for a month, starting Nov. 7, between State Route 79/Sanderson Avenue and Soboba Road for safety improvements that include wider paved shoulders, guardrails, drainage improvements and centerline rumble strips. The project is part of Riverside County’s ongoing effort to improve driving conditions and safety for vehicles using this critical corridor.

The closure is expected to last 30 days, depending on weather conditions. The road will be reconstructed to eliminate the most severe curve and smooth two additional curves between Country Club Drive and Sublet Road. The work will add a traffic signal at the intersection of Gilman Springs and Soboba Road and also includes edge-line rumble strips.

Preliminary work is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31 to begin site preparation, tree removal and construction staging.

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors awarded a $1,622,671 construction contract to All American Asphalt of Corona, the low bidder, at its regular meeting on Sept. 13. The work is the third of five phases designed to make the road safer for residents and other motorists.

“I am pleased that we are moving forward with these improvements,” said Patty Romo, the county’s director of transportation. “The Gilman Springs Road Safety Improvement Corridor remains one of the county’s highest priorities.”

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