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Painted Hills Project
The project proposes to decommission and remove approx 291 existing commercial wind turbines and install up to 14 new commercial wind turbines up to 499 ft in height with a per turbine generating capacity of between 2.0 MW and 4.2 MW on land within the Wind Energy Resource (W-E) Zone. The existing wind turbines were originally installed and have been operating since the mid-1980’s. The project also proposes to install ancillary equipment, including 3 temporary, guyed meteorological towers up to 309-ft in height, a temporary expansion of an existing laydown yard, construction of new temporary and permanent internal access roads, and a new electrical collection system integrating the proposed wind turbines to the electrical grid.
I-10 Tune Up Pavement Rehabilitation
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin construction on a pavement rehabilitation project on Interstate 10 (I-10), from Beaumont to State Route 111 (SR-111). This roughly, 20-mile long project, dubbed the I-10 Tune Up, is scheduled to start February 2020 and end late 2022.
SR-60 Truck Climbing Lanes
The Riverside County Transportation Commission, in partnership with Caltrans, is widening a 4.5-mile section of Route 60 from Gilman Springs Road to 1.4 miles west of Jack Rabbit Trail in the Badlands area between Moreno Valley and Beaumont. The project lies within mountainous terrain with a curving alignment and steep grades. The project is designed to improve safety and efficiency and to reduce traffic congestion.