Source: Jamul Indian Village
October 10, 2018 (Jamul) -- The Jamul Indian Village announces completion of road safety improvements at the intersection of Lyons Valley Road and Campo Road in Jamul. Breaking ground in July, the project funded by the Jamul Indian Village was completed on time and on budget, the tribe reports.
“The safety of our community has always been our top priority,” Chairwoman Erica M. Pinto says. “As everyone knows, this community has been calling for improvements to our local roads for a long time. We are proud to invest in projects like the Lyons Valley Road improvements, building a controlled intersection light which will make travel on the roads through our community much safer for everyone.”
Campo Road, also known as highway 94, has long had a high rate of serious accidents. Traffic issues were key concerns cited by opponents of the casino.
Among the sight distance improvements made are a new signal and safety enhancement measures for pedestrians, bicyclists, and all other road users. Warranted traffic signals at intersections reduce the number and severity of collisions by controlling intersection access and properly posted all-way stop controls assure that reasonable drivers enter the intersection at a low speed and have more time to take heed of the traffic situation.
In 2016, the Jamul Indian Village of California signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the County of San Diego ahead of the opening of the Jamul Casino. As part of the agreement, the Jamul Indian Village of California agreed to invest $3.7 million in road safety improvement in the area, including access improvements directly adjacent to the casino, as well as off-site access improvements at several SR-94 intersections, including the intersection at Lyons Valley. Consultants for the Jamul Indian Village of California have worked with County officials and Caltrans to develop the project. Funding has been provided by The Jamul Indian Village of California and proceeds from the Jamul Casino.
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Jamul Indian Village of California (JIV) is one of 13 federally recognized tribes that are part of the Kumeyaay Nation, with roots in east San Diego County going back 12,000 years. JIV’s casino on its reservation in Jamul supports more than 1,000 permanent jobs in the region. The Tribe uses revenue and resources from the casino to fund educational opportunities, healthcare, and housing initiatives for its members, and projects that benefit the surrounding community, through a tribal-state gaming compact with the state of California signed in 2016. For more information about JIV, please visit jamulindianvillage.com.