Clean California Funds Pedestrian and Pavement Improvements in Downtown Ramona


Clean California - A transformative initiative to remove litter, create jobs and beautify California

District: District 11 — San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact: Stephen Welborn
Phone: (619) 688-6670

SAN DIEGO —Caltrans and federal, state, and local officials today celebrated a $1.2 million Clean California project that improves the safety and walkability of the Ramona Historic Business District. It was funded by Governor Gavin Newsom’s landmark $1.2 billion Clean California initiative, a multiyear effort led by Caltrans to beautify public spaces, remove millions of pounds of trash from our roadways, create thousands of jobs, and engage communities throughout the state to transform public spaces.

Caltrans crews repaved Main Street (State Route 67/State Route 78) intersections at 7th Street and 10th Street, installed new textured/stamped and colored crosswalks, and painted signal posts throughout the downtown district. The project was a collaboration between Caltrans, the Ramona Community Planning Group, and the Ramona Design Review Board to enhance community character and provide improved pedestrian safety and access to active transportation elements in the unincorporated historical town.

“Clean California has revitalized our local communities with increased resources and attention,” Caltrans Director Tony Tavares said. “Thanks to Governor Newsom’s vision and local commitment, we are all working together to create public spaces that all Californians deserve.”

At today’s ceremony, Supervisor Joel Anderson, a representative from Congressman Daryl Issa’s office, a representative from California Senator Brian Jones’ office, a representative from Assemblymember Marie Waldron’s office, members of the Ramona Planning Group and members of the Ramona Leadership Council joined Caltrans District 11 Director Gustavo Dallarda to celebrate the project’s completion.

“Caltrans has partnered with communities throughout the state to identify and develop Clean California projects that meet the specific needs of each region and neighborhood,” said Caltrans District 11 Director Gustavo Dallarda. “By working together – as we have done in bringing the Ramona Improvement project to successful completion – we are helping restore public pride in our communities.”

“I’m thankful to the State for working with the Ramona Community Planning Group and the Ramona Design Review Board to implement these important pedestrian improvements,” said Supervisor Joel Anderson. “Ramona’s Historic Business District is the heart and soul of the Ramona Community, and I am glad that Caltrans and Clean California are bringing much-needed attention to our region.”

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