A county project to bring widening and stoplights to the intersection of Claribel Road at Roselle Avenue just south of Riverbank appears to be stalled by the weather lately.
Officially, according to the Stanislaus County website, the work will include installation of traffic signals, widening of the intersection to provide for truck turn movements, additional left turn lanes in all directions, asphalt overlay, and restriping of roadway.
The project got underway on Oct. 2, 2018, according to the county’s Public Works Department website, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28.
But approaching the middle of March, the work has come to a halt. It appears that the recent rainy weather has made progress on the project difficult, if not impossible, to maintain.
Even so, travelers on each of the four legs of the intersection have been notified of the proposed completion date being March 15, at least on three of the electric signs on the approaches to the intersection.
The sign on the Riverbank end of Roselle, along the southbound lane, appears to be stuck, while likely predicting a more accurate future.
It says merely, ‘Expect Delays.’
No longer, at least for now, does that one indicate a target completion date.