Yucaipa City Council quietly approved an environmental review and right-of-way acquisition at proposed roundabout intersections at its Feb. 22, council meeting.
The six roundabout intersection improvements are at Avenue E and Bryant Street (dual-lane roundabout), Second Street (single lane roundabout), Third Street (single lane roundabout), Fourth Street (dual lane) and Fifth Street (dual lane) and at Yucaipa Boulevard and Bryant Street (dual lane).
After years of extensive traffic circulation studies and evaluation, council directed staff to move forward with the roundabout engineering. On Oct. 26, 2015, council approved engineering design services for roundabout intersection improvements.
According to the agenda report, the engineering firm, APD Consultants, will work on minimizing the right-of-way acquisition and reduce impacts to private property as much as possible. The funding will come from Traffic Facility Fees, Measure I Arterial Funds and Pavement Management Program funds, totaling $1.68 million. Total construction costs will be made available to council at a future meeting.