The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved $730,000 of funding to pave Terwilliger Road in Anza between Reservation Road and Ramsey Road.
The supervisors’ 5-0 vote March 1 authorizes the use of county gas tax revenue to fund the project and also authorizes the director of the county’s Transportation and Land Management Agency or his designee to provide the work through in-house personnel.
Under state law a public agency may use staff to perform new road construction and road reconstruction work if the work does not exceed 30 percent of the total value of in-house work other than maintenance. The intent to use in-house staff must be declared before commencing the work. Although more than 90 percent of the county transportation department’s work was contracted to the private sector during fiscal year 2014-15, less complex projects or projects of a maintenance nature can be accomplished quicker and more efficiently using county road crews due to the time and cost savings of avoiding engineered plans, contract specifications, surveying and inspection costs.
In addition to improving access for local residents, the paving of Terwilliger Road will also reduce dust throughout the area.