Caltrans expected to unveil Main Street reconstruction plan


March 19, 2001|By ANTHONY LONGORIA, Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — After canceling two previous presentations, state Department of Transportation officials are expected to present plans for reconstruction of the city's Main Street at Tuesday's City Council meeting here.

The council will meet in the Lions Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Caltrans plans to do a major reconstruction of highways 78 and 86 from Las Flores Drive to the Orita curve. Highways 78 and 86 come together in Brawley to form Main Street.

Plans of the work were introduced at a February council meeting, after which the council requested a presentation to explore options for the project, such as a start date and impacts on traffic.

Caltrans officials were unavailable for comment this morning.

The council also is expected to approve appropriations for the city's contract with Invensys, a company contracted to refurbish lighting systems in city buildings to conserve energy.


The council will review the League of California Cities priority focuses, mostly regarding energy conservation.

Following the meeting, the council will adjourn to closed session to conduct labor negotiations with the Brawley Public Safety Employees Association.

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