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El Centro to have a Groundbreaking Ceremony for South Imperial Avenue Extension

El Centro, CA, July 18, 2023 — The City of El Centro invites the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for the South Imperial Avenue Extension Phase I and II Projects. The groundbreaking will be at 8 a.m. July 25, 2023, at the corner of Wake Avenue and South Imperial Avenue.

Those planning to attend can access the ceremony by entering Wake Avenue from La Brucherie Avenue.

At a cost of $5.5 million dollars, these initial construction phases add to the $7.7 million already invested in the project for right-of-way acquisition, utility relocations, and design services for a total of $13.2 million dollars of regional investment to date. The project advances the goal of improved local and regional circulation and connectivity. A combination of SB1 gas tax funds, regional federal funds, local Measure D funds, and past developer impact fees provided funding for this project.

Phases I and II consist of the construction of a new roadway from the new Interstate 8 interchange to Wake Avenue and the westerly extension of Wake Avenue towards South Imperial Avenue, together with the construction of South Imperial Avenue from Wake Avenue to Danenberg Drive. Danenberg Drive will be extended westerly to meet the new South Imperial Avenue.

The new South Imperial Avenue will transition in width from the existing two lanes in each direction at the interchange, to one lane in each direction plus a median turn lane as it approaches Danenberg Drive. A new signal light will be installed at South Imperial Avenue and Wake Avenue intersection.

The public is encouraged to attend.

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