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Banning's Sunset Avenue Project Ahead of Schedule, City Says

Westbound on/off ramps to North Sunset Avenue will reopen on Friday night, while the eastbound ramps will close.

Rendering of the Grade Separation project.
Rendering of the Grade Separation project.
The following is a news release from the city of Banning:

The contractor handling the Sunset Grade Separation Project, Riverside Construction Company, is several days ahead of schedule for Stage 1 of the project. 

Stage 1 consisted of improvements along the west bound on/off ramps and north bound lanes of Sunset Avenue from the 10 Freeway to Ramsey Street. 

Stage 1 will be complete on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 11:30pm. The west bound on/off ramps to north Sunset Avenue will be reopening at that time.

Stage 2 will commence on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 11:30pm. The eastbound on/off ramps at Sunset Avenue will be closed for approximately 8 months. 

During that time a variety of improvements will be completed including new retaining walls, soldier pile walls, and a variety of utility improvements.   

Read more about the Sunset Ave. Grade Separation project on the county's site here.



Paul of Banning April 27, 2014 at 03:50 PM
OK mike middleton, Why did make this statement? Do you have something to back it up?
mike middleton April 27, 2014 at 04:11 PM
50 or 100 cars go down that road a day not 1000 or 2000 a day
Dex April 27, 2014 at 04:31 PM
Mike doesnt realize that they do actual traffic counts before they undertake projects like this. Remember when they had the little "boxes" (counters) on the side of the road? I didnt think so.....
haden ward April 28, 2014 at 09:50 AM
Yes, they do need this. More times than not, this road is avoided because of its current condition. Its an improvement for future use. I would rather see my tax dollars go towards this than some city back alliance, or bullcrap program that only benefits a few of the old councils friends...

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