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With 13th Street Improvement Project underway, IB Mayor, Serge Dedina, Feels it is an Important Step to make Street Safer for Residents & Drivers alike!

Dec 28, 2015 10:08PM ● Published by Paul Spear

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Last Monday work began on the 13th Street Improvement Project, Imperial Beach Mayor, Serge Dedina, Feels it is an Important Step to make Street Safer for Residents & Drivers alike!

 In regards to the start of the 13th Street Project, Imperial Beach mayor, Serge Dedina said "I am very pleased that we have begun the 13th Street Improvement Project. It's an important step in improving neighborhoods around 13th Street which have been some of the most neglected neighborhoods in Imperial Beach. More important, It will provide much safer streets for residents and drivers alike".

The project got underway last Monday, December 21st with the intersection of 13th Street & Grove Avenue being done first. This project at 13th Street and Grove will feature an ADA compliant ramps and crosswalks at all four corners and change the traffic lanes to a single lane in each direction with a center left turn lane and a Class 2 bike-lane on each side of the street. 

This is just part of the larger project that will slurry seal all of 13th Street, convert 13th Street to single traffic lane in each direction with a center left turn lane

 from Iris Avenue on the south side of 13th Street up to Cypress Avenue and 13th Street on the north side of the project.

 In speaking with Paul Macias, Construction Inspector with NV5 and Jesus Luna, Foreman of PAL Engineering I was able to learn that the project at the intersection of  13th and Grove is expected to take 10 days to 2 weeks depending on the weather.

I was told by Jesus that there will be a handicapped ramp at all 4 corners of the intersection and crosswalks at all 4 corners as well. 

The project is programmed for completion March 2016, however, weather permitting, the project should be completed in approximately 45 days.

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