The Redlands City Council Tuesday night approved with a 4-1 vote a five-year capital project needs analysis. Councilwoman Toni Momberger was the dissenting vote.
Under Measure I’s retail transaction and use tax, a portion of it is used in conjunction with the city’s development impact fees collected from each new development to construct transportation improvements.
The capital needs analysis allows the city to request reimbursement for listed projects.
Projects shown on the five-year analysis include:
• Traffic signal installation at Ford Street and Interstate 10 westbound on-ramp.
• Traffic signal installation at Ford Street and I-10 eastbound on-ramp.
• Intersection improvements at University Street and Colton Avenue.
• Widen Pioneer Avenue from Furlow Drive to Texas Street from two to four lanes.
• Widen Citrus Avenue from Dearborn Street to Wabash Avenue from two to four lanes.
• Widen San Bernardino Avenue from Church Street to Wabash Avenue from two to four lanes.
• I-10 and University Street interchange.
Councilwoman Momberger opposed the analysis because of the road widening projects.
“Road widening does not ease congestion,” she said.
“I have researched this before. There are studies that show it does not help.”