Main Gate construction scheduled to begin March 15

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Previous plans to start the Main Gate project were delayed in February due to permitting issues. All final construction permits have been secured and the new project start date is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, weather permitting. The project will take approximately 60 to 90 days to complete.

During construction, the goal is to keep at least one entrance lane and one exit lane maintained at all times. Residents are advised to use other gates when possible to avoid construction-related delays during the construction period.

Electronic message boards displaying traffic information are set up on both sides of Railroad Canyon Rd. to assist motorists, and the traffic lights at Railroad Canyon and Goetz Roads will be on timers during peak construction hours.

Approved by the Board in August 2015, planners say this project will update and improve the efficiency of the Main Gate entrance into Canyon Lake by incorporating RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, modernizing the guard booths, replacing the gates, and improving the roadway, median and landscaping. Additionally, a small building will be added to house electrical equipment along with providing storage space and restrooms for staff.

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