I-5 Cleanup at Washington, San Diego Ave, and Noell
Neighbors in Five Points, Mission Hills, and Middletown have experienced increased homeless encampments and litter along the I-5 corridors at Washington, San Diego Ave, and Noell. With support from Middletown Community Group, Councilmember Ward worked with Caltrans and State representatives to perform regular cleanups and abatements of trash and encampments in the area.
Initiation and completion of Quiet Zone study
For years, Middletown residents have been frustrated by excessive horn noise from the nearby trains during sleeping hours. Councilmember Ward urged the City to pursue a study to evaluate the potential of extending the existing Downtown Quiet Zone to include the five crossings in the corridor between Palm Ave and Taylor in Middletown. The study was officially concluded in December 2018 and will be evaluated for next steps in 2019.
India Road Diet, Safe Crossings
Since 2017, Councilmember Ward has worked with the City, Caltrans, and our State representatives to implement a road diet and bike lanes on India Street, to provide traffic calming measures and allow for increased safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists commuting on India. The City permit to begin implementation is currently under review with Caltrans.
Stop sign at India and Chalmers
With the help of city staff and the consistent advocacy of residents, Councilmember Ward successfully had stop signs installed at the corner of India and Chalmers. This intersection has previously been an area of concern for residents.
Sewer line replacement project
As the City is working on replacing our aged infrastructure, in 2018 we saw the continued replacement and realignment of 6- and 8-inch concrete pipe, sewer mains, and replacement of 10-inch cast iron water mains in Middletown.