TEMECULA, CA — A project to improve crosswalks in key traffic corridors in Temecula received final approval this month.
In a unanimous vote Dec. 14, members of the Temecula City Council awarded a $773,060 construction bid for the project to Baker Electric, Inc., headquartered in Escondido. The price also includes an additional maximum of $77,306 for change orders.
The project includes the installation of pedestrian countdown signal heads, ADA-compliant pedestrian push button equipment, and traffic light controller upgrades to improve safety and convenience. operations at signalized intersections throughout the city, including Butterfield Stage Road, Redhawk Parkway, Pechanga Parkway, Rancho California Road, Temecula Parkway, and Ynez Road corridors.
The construction contract was publicly announced for bids between Sept. 7, 2021 and Oct. 7, 2021. Fifteen bids were received and Baker Electric was the lowest bidder, according to city documents.
The project is identified in the city’s capital improvement program budget for fiscal years 2022-2026. It is funded by a grant from the Road Safety Improvement Program and Measure S, according to city documents.
The project is expected to be completed before the end of the current fiscal year on June 30, 2022, according to city documents.