The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Works will be constructing road improvements at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Walnut Street in the Mentone area. The construction shall include localized road widening on Fifth Avenue at Walnut Street that includes a left turn provision for traffic on Fifth Avenue to go to Walnut Street, construction of curbs and gutters, drainage improvements, fencing and irrigation relocations, and localized relocation of 10 existing Canary Island Date Palm trees.
On February 14, 2012, the Board of Supervisors approved the plans and specifications for this project, which included a road closure for public safety. Convenient access to property owners adjacent to the project and emergency vehicles will be provided. Public traffic will be routed around the construction on public streets as indicated on the detour map. Construction of the project is tentatively scheduled from May 2012 to November 2012.