Neighborhood Safety Project
Neighborhood Safety Project

Neighborhood Safety Project

At its regular meeting on October 11, the Twentynine Palms City Council awarded a design contract to VSS International to begin work on the Neighborhood Safety Project. This project will implement infrastructure improvements including roadway repairs, crosswalk upgrades and pavement markings along select residential roadways south of Two Mile Rd, north of Baseline Rd, east of Encelia Ave and west of Elm Ave.

The Neighborhood Safety Project is fully funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). This federal aid program awards grants to local governments to improve highway safety to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and injuries on public roads. 

“We’re always looking for opportunities to capitalize on federal funding resources to bring tangible improvements to Twentynine Palms,” said Mayor Karmolette O'Gilvie. “The Neighborhood Safety Project will improve roadway safety for those traveling by foot, bike or car.” 

As part of the project, the contractor will ensure roadway signs are up to date, place thermoplastic striping on roadways (pavement markings) and install flashing pedestrian crosswalks. Select roadways will be treated with Chip Seal, a pavement surface treatment, and Fog Seal, a top coat that prevents oxidation and aids in flexibility. These treatments are especially important in drier climates where roadways are more apt to cracking.

“As a desert City, it’s important to implement roadway upgrades without complicating our roads,” said Craig Stacey, Public Works Superintendent. “This project implements practical solutions that allow our transportation infrastructure to remain efficient and safe for years to come.”

After project groundbreaking, construction on this project is expected to be completed within 40 working days. The City of Twentynine Palms will provide updates on temporary road closures and delays related to implementation as details become available.



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