Riverside County has completed an estimated $18 million worth of improvements to Gilman Springs Road, a thoroughfare that connects western Riverside County to Hemet and Sa Jacinto.
The county transportation department plans to invest another $44 million in the Gilman Springs Road Safety Improvement Corridor Project, according to a statement posted on April 4 on the county’s website.
“We are excited about the upcoming phases of this project funded by highway safety program grants,” said Mark Lancaster, transportation department director, in the statement. “They are long overdue for our motoring public.”
Currently, work is being done on phase six, with work on phase seven expected to start soon. Improvements will include a four-foot-wide painted median and five-foot-wide paved outside shoulders between highways 60 and 79.
The bridge at Potrero Creek will be replaced, and curves near the bridge will be modified.
Besides providing access to Hemet and San Jacinto, Gilman Springs Road is a main route to the Soboba Casino Resort, Mount San Jacinto College, and Golden Era Productions,