“A” Street (Fairway Drive) Update, Nov-12

It has been about six months since I asked the County for an update on “A” Street (Fairway Drive), so I sent an email to Riverside County’s Transportation Department a few days ago asking for an update. I received this prompt response:

We are working with the property owners to acquire the needed property and fine tuning the design plans.  The design plans are expected to be done by February of next year.  I would expect that we could have the property needed for the project and be ready to bid by mid next year.

I also sent a follow-up email today asking for an estimated completion date, and will update this post when I receive a response.

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Update 11/15/12

Updated correspondence from the past few days:

Me: “Based on the estimated timeline of getting bids by mid next year, could you provide an estimate of when the road might actually be completed?”

County: “I expect this project to take 12 months to construct.”

Me: “Is that 12 months from now, design finalization in Feb 2013, bidding in mid 2013, or… ? I assume I know the answer, but I don’t want to rely on my assumption.”

County: “It would be 12 months from the start of construction. So, if construction started in September of 2013, it would be complete in September of 2014. Keep in mind that this is dependent on us being able to secure the funding needed. We have not yet secured all the funding we need for the project but are working on it.”

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