County staff from the Department of Public Works will give a presentation on the San Vicente Road Improvement Project at the Ramona Community Planning Group’s April 4 meeting at 7 p.m. in the Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St.
Construction on San Vicente Road is anticipated to start in the fall and be completed by spring 2015, said Terry Rayback, program manager of DPW’s Land Use Environmental Group and Capital Improvement Project Development.
According to Rayback, staff will present the following:
•Display a graphic showing existing and new road alignment to show the smoothing of curves — both vertical and horizontal.
•Display specific road features, including bike lanes, parkway, and pathway configuration.
•Present the environmental mitigation plan, which will include the methodology approved for the trees.
•Review the coordination with the local emergency responders that includes measures to ensure two lanes are available in fire evacuation scenarios, as well as other provisions for minimizing emergency response times during construction.
•Review specific measures that county is including in the construction contract to minimize traffic delays and enhance safety, such as no construction during morning and afternoon peak commuting hours .
•Discuss project communication plans during construction, including project website, 800 information number, social media, and media coverage, that will provide updated construction zone information for travelers.
Rayback described the project as a safety road improvement that was requested by the community and endorsed by the planning group. It is scheduled to go to the County Board of Supervisors in June for authorization to advertise a construction contract.