News Release: Median traffic dividers to be installed on Gilman Springs Road
July 2, 2019
Median traffic dividers to be installed on Gilman Springs Road
Riverside County work crews are installing median traffic delineators for several miles on Gilman Springs Road as officials continue to improve safety on the busy two-lane traffic artery.
It is the first time the devices have been used to this degree on a county-maintained roadway. The devices are single plastic reflective posts that will be placed every 50 feet along most of the corridor, and 25 feet apart along tight curves. This spacing should provide sufficient sight distance and will be highly visible and discourage drivers from passing, which is not allowed on Gilman Springs Road.
“We are always looking for ways to improve the safety on all of our roadways, and this project is part of that process,” said Patricia Romo, director of the Riverside County Transportation Department. “This is an innovative way to improve safety and it can be completed in a relatively short period of time.”
The barrier work, which costs about $150,000 for materials, is expected to be finished before the end of July, when an ongoing $5 million resurfacing project is also set to be completed. Crews are also installing a traffic light at the intersection of Gilman Springs Road and Bridge Street.
“Traffic safety is our No. 1 priority,” Romo said. “These improvements to Gilman Springs Road will go a long way to improving safety.”
The devices will be installed along the county maintained limits of Gilman Springs Road between Kevin Street and State Route 79 – about nine miles of roadway.