CALEXICO — This city and the California Department of Transportation have reached a compromise and are "working on a plan" to put in signal lights and new turn lanes at the intersection of Highway 98 and Meadows Avenue, according to City Manager Richard Inman.
While the details of the plan have yet to be finalized or voted on by the City Council, Inman said this morning he is confident improvements to the intersection will be approved by city and state officials and the project will be put out to bid.
According to the tentative proposal, Caltrans will apply for $1.1 million in state funds for the intersection improvement project and the city will chip in $300,000.
The $1.1 million will come from a "lump sum of money" Gov. Gray Davis has set aside for traffic congestion relief programs, according to Inman.