The Point: Funding will allow construction to start in 2020

Construction is on the way to widen Bundy Canyon Road in Wildomar from two lanes to four lanes, due to the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s allocation of $3.5 million of Measure A revenue last month to the City of Wildomar.

The allocation makes up the final portion of funding needed for the $7.9 million project, which will widen the road from Cherry Street to just east of Oak Canyon Drive. The City of Wildomar, Western Riverside Council of Governments, County of Riverside, and other local partners also have contributed funding.

“Improving Bundy Canyon Road has been a high priority for our city, because of increasing traffic volumes and fatal collisions,” said City Councilmember and RCTC Commissioner Ben Benoit. “The project will improve east-west travel through our region, reduce traffic congestion, and complement the Interstate 215 Scott Road Interchange Project that the City of Menifee is building now,” he said.

The City of Wildomar expects to advertise and award a construction contractor in the spring for this segment of work. City staff also has identified two additional segments to widen on Bundy Canyon Road and is finalizing right of way acquisition and grant funding for these segments.