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The City of El Cajon Receives $4.8 Million to Improve Street Safety

Post Date:12/19/2018 11:00 AM

For Immediate Release:

Posted: December 19, 2018



El Cajon Receives $4.8 Million to Improve Street Safety


The City of El Cajon was awarded $4.8 million in grant funding from Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration. The grants will fund a number of improvements along two busy El Cajon roads—Jamacha Road (which turns into North Second Street) and Madison Avenue.  The grant awards aim to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety at these two locations. 

Jamacha Road - North Second Street (from Broadway to Washington Avenue)

Grant funds will be used to increase visibility, install raised medians, and provide more visible pedestrian crossings at both signalized intersections and uncontrolled crossings. Safety enhancements at uncontrolled intersections will also include new flashing warning beacons to alert motorists of pedestrians.

Madison Avenue (from North Johnson Avenue to North Second Street)

Safety improvements along Madison Avenue will include new street lights, bike lanes and crosswalk enhancements.

The City will be providing more information to the community in the upcoming year with improvements anticipated to break ground in the summer of 2020. For additional information, visit the City’s website at or call Public Works at (619) 441-1653.


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