Public Works

Road Closure

Mt Vernon Construction Notice


April 24, 2020


Shifting Traffic Patterns on Barton Road for Next 3 Weeks


Motorists using Barton Road east of Interstate 215 can expect to see shifting traffic patterns over the coming weeks. Stamped crosswalks are being installed requiring crews to divert traffic around the work zones. Cones or other vertical delineators will be placed to assist motorists with understanding the temporary lane configurations. Proceed cautiously, follow the signs, and watch out for crews and equipment when in the area. Keep in mind that patterns will change often, so what you see one day may be different the next. Be alert.



Nighttime Freeway Paving Expected in Mid-May

As temperatures rise, crews will be able to resume paving operations on the mainline of Interstate 215. The paving material requires warmer nighttime temperatures for the proper placement and curing of the material. Be on the look out for upcoming updates for dates, times, and direction of freeway lane/ramp closures.



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April 20, 2020


Work Continues During Coronavirus Concerns -

Please Be Safe


Per the Governor’s Executive Order, the transportation and construction sectors are identified as critical. We will continue to progress on our efforts to deliver transportation projects throughout the county.Crews and office support staff are mindful of the need to reduce exposure whenever possible.Field work will incorporate safe practices relative to their operations and office personnel have been given latitude for working remotely as needed.We continue to watch for direction from the State and Federal levels and will assess our activities accordingly.We encourage you to understand the road conditions before venturing out in project areas throughout the county.




Paving Underway Throughout the Project - Intermittent Ramp Closures for the Week

Crews will be present throughout the week paving areas along Barton Road and near the ramps. Partial lane closures and ramp closures will be necessary during this operation. Full, intermittent ramp closures for the northbound off ramp, the northbound on ramp, and the southbound off ramp will take place throughout the week.


These intermittent closures of the ramps may last up to four hours in duration. Exact schedule and location is determined in the field as the work progresses and the conditions allow. When approaching a closed ramp, proceed to the next ramp north or south of the location. No two consecutive ramps will be closed on Interstate 215.



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Construction Notice
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Mount Vernon Slope Notification 9-19-2018The Public Works Division provides technical engineering related administration, review and support to its customer base. All street construction, drainage, traffic signal and street lighting plans are checked by staff to assure compliance with adopted standards and specifications.

The planning, development, design and implementation of various capital improvements projects are handled by this department. Technical advice is also provided to other City departments regarding engineering matters, capital improvements planning and construction.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Grand Terrace will be installing two new electric vehicle charging stations at the south entrance of City Hall. Construction of the project has begun and is expected to last through the middle of November. Please be advised and take caution of any construction areas around City Hall while construction is taking place. City Hall will remain open during normal operating hours while construction is taking place.

UPDATE #2:    From Tuesday 11/12/2019 through Friday 11/15/2019, construction will continue to take place in the City Hall south parking lot. Please be aware and avoid any areas near the construction zone. If there are any potential hazards or safety issues please notify Public Works or contact City Hall.

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UPDATE #1:    From Sunday 11/3/2019 through Thursday 11/7/2019, construction will continue to take place in the City Hall south parking lot. Please be aware and avoid any areas near the construction zone. If there are any potential hazards or safety issues please notify Public Works or contact City Hall.

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Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

In November 2016, the City of Grand Terrace was awarded the HSIP Grant from Caltrans. The HSIP Grant will fund safety improvements at major intersections on Mt. Vernon Avenue. The total value of the grant is $435,700.

Environmental Document

Project Description:

Project area includes the Mt. Vernon Avenue corridor from Canal Street/Grand Terrace

Road to Pico Street with an emphasis on the following intersections:

• Mt. Vernon Avenue and Canal Street/Grand Terrace Road
• Mt. Vernon Avenue and Barton Road
• Mt. Vernon Avenue and De Berry Street
• Mt. Vernon Avenue and Van Buren Street
• Mt. Vernon Avenue and Pico Street

The proposed improvements include the installation of radar speed feedback signage along the stretch of Mt. Vernon Avenue between Canal Street/Grand Terrace Road and Pico Street, street and pedestrian crossing pavement marking improvements at Grand Terrace Road, De Berry Street, and Pico Street, and enhanced street lighting along selected segments of Mt. Vernon Avenue.

Based on a cumulative analysis of collisions and the City’s evaluation of high priority corridors for safety improvement needs, the City staff recommends the installation of three countermeasures along Mt. Vernon Avenue to achieve significant safety reductions along this corridor: 1) Installation of radar speed feedback signs, 2) Improvements to roadway and crosswalk pavement markings along impacted intersections and approaches, and 3) Installation of street lighting at strategic locations where roadway and intersection visibility is poor.

No vegetation is expected to be removed to make the project improvements. Any digging will comply with the required standards for footing placement of segment lighting and signs. Street lights and signs are expected to be solar powered thus reducing if not eliminating the need to dig for hard wiring.

HSIP Project MapMAP 1 - City of Grand Terrace: Mt. Vernon Avenue and Canal StreetMAP 2 - City of Grand Terrace: Mt. Vernon Avenue and Barton RoadMAP 3 - City of Grand Terrace: Mt. Vernon Avenue and De Berry StreetMAP 4 - City of Grand Terrace: Mt. Vernon Avenue and Van Burden StreetMAP 5 - City of Grand Terrace: Mt. Vernon Avenue and Pico Street
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Roundabout Opening

I-215 Barton Interchange Project

Barton Road Interchange Project

The Interstate 215 (I-215) Barton Road Interchange Project will improve traffic congestion and lengthen the existing bridge to enhance local circulation and access to and from Interstate 215. This project also includes improvements to city sidewalks, adding bike lanes on Barton Road and a roundabout west of the bridge at the southbound on- and off-ramps. Some local streets will be reconfigured and improved, including Vivienda Avenue, Michigan Street and Commerce Way. All freeway ramps will be realigned and signals will be upgraded.

Follow the link here for more information.

For a Project Overview in Visuals Click the Image Below:

I-215 Barton Interchange Project


A roundabout is an intersection where traffic travels around a central island in a counter-clockwise direction. Roundabouts do not have bicycle lanes, so traffic must share the road. Vehicles or bicycles entering or exiting the roundabout must yield to all traffic including pedestrians:

When you approach a roundabout:

  • Cars in the left lane have the right-of-way. 

  • Slow down as you  approach the  roundabout.

  • Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the roadway.

  • Watch for signs and/or pavement markings that guide you or prohibit certain movements.

  • Enter the roundabout (heading to the right) when there is a big enough gap in traffic to merge safely.

  • Travel in a counter-clockwise direction. Do not stop or pass.

  • Signal when you change lanes or exit the roundabout.

  • If you miss your exit, continue around until you return to your exit. For roundabouts with multiple lanes, choose your entry or exit lane based on your destination as shown in the graphic. For example, to:

    • Turn right at the intersection (blue car), choose the right-hand lane and exit in the right-hand lane.

    • Go straight through the intersection (red car), choose either lane, and exit in the lane you entered.

    • Turn left (yellow car), choose the left lane, and exit.

Capital Improvement Plan
The City of Grand Terrace has a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to identify, prioritize, and assign funding to major capital expenditures. The CIP was approved by City Council on November 15, 2016, and we are pleased to release the Capital Improvement Plan for the next four years. For more information, please follow the link here.

Planning, Building & Safety And Engineering Fees
For a list of Planning, Building & Safety and Engineering Fees, follow the link here.

Encroachment Permit Application

Street Sweeping
The City of Grand Terrace contracts with Clean Street for services. The Street Sweeping Zone Map details the zone your address is located. The street sweeping dates are the first, second and third Thursday of the month depending on your zone. Report a sweeping issue here or contact Public Works Department with questions at (909) 824-6621 option 8.

All residential and commercial zones are swept monthly. Barton Road and Mt. Vernon Avenue are swept weekly. Please do not park on the street from 6:00 am - 3:00 pm on your regular service day.

Reporting Hazards in the Public Right-of-Way
The City of Grand Terrace maintains over 1,500 street signs, directional arrows, and markers. To report a missing, damaged, or sign with graffiti, please contact our offices at 909-824-6621 ext. 255 or visit the link here.


Contact Information

Robert Eisenbeisz
Interim Public Works Director/City Engineer

22795 Barton Road
Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Ph: (909) 824-6621, Ext. 251
Fax: (909) 824-6624

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.