VIDEO: Rocks Blasted For Hwy 79 Widening

Watch video footage and photos of rock blasting that took place Monday for the widening of Highway 79 near Temecula.

A section of for a blasting and cleaning operation.

The blasting on Winchester Road took place between Newport Road and Patton Avenue.

Construction crews are working to widen the highway from two to four lanes.

During the closure, traffic was diverted via Domenigoni Road, Interstate 215 and Scott Road.

The work is part of a campaign by the Riverside County Transportation Department to widen a 5.4-mile segment of the highway from Murrieta north to Domenigoni Parkway. More information is available here. —City News Service contributed to this report

Paul Jacobs August 06, 2012 at 09:10 PM
I saw that photo and knew Liberty Quarry was being fast-tracked by the County and thought maybe they had put it on the high speed fast track! I hope Benoit doesn't take this as a suggestion!
Cheryl Alkema August 06, 2012 at 11:08 PM
A sample of what Liberty Quarry can do - and they say no dust.
Thomas August 07, 2012 at 07:23 AM
Let's create jobs … I say we dig.... Liberty quarry is the way to do that
S August 07, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Thomas--60 jobs? Really? Temecula will lose many, many more jobs when businesses leave the area because of the adverse effects of this quarry. Get real and stop drinking Granite's kool-aid.
Thomas August 07, 2012 at 04:34 PM
S let me guess you probably have a job and are only worried if your house get a little extra dust I guess temecula tearing up roads that don't need to be torn up doesn't create un-necessary dust


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