Menifee’s Newport Beautification Project Has Finally Begun

The City of Menifee has had plans to landscape the median on Newport Road, located to the west of Ha...

The City of Menifee has had plans to landscape the median on Newport Road, located to the west of Haun Road between the Circle K and Regent Property, for quite some time.

With the I’s dotted and the T’s crossed, the time has finally come to commence the planned construction. That is to say, all permits are in place and the logistics of the construction process and the actual landscaping itself is as ready as it will ever be.

In talking with Rob Johnson, Senior Manager for the Community Improvement Department, he said as far as planning, “ The main issue was getting water and electric services to the median.” Once that was in place, the project was all set to start.

This segment of the Newport Median Landscape Improvement Project along Newport Road will be the first of several median landscape improvement projects planned throughout the City. The first landscaping and monument signage has a price tag of $60,000.

This City Council approved project is set to improve and enhance one of our beloved City’s most highly trafficked main corridors using lush trees and water efficient plant life.

Over the course of the installation construction crews will add; 36-inch box Fruitless Olive trees, 24-inch box Crape Myrtle trees, drought tolerant California friendly shrubs, boulders, river rock, and decomposed granite areas to the median.

A new point-to-point drip irrigation system will maintain the foliage and will be the first part of the project to be installed. The plants will then be planted, and lastly the Menifee monuments will be erected toward the end of the project.

The two monuments welcoming all to the City of Menifee will stand proud at each end of this particular median landscape. Adame Landscape, Inc. is working on the beautification and plans to have it completed in two to three weeks.

With an official start date of June 26, 2012, construction crews actually began the installation yesterday. The City kindly asks motorists to remember to go slow for the cone zone to ensure both driver and construction crew safety.

Construction times are set for 9 AM to 3 PM daily until completion. Thank you, from the City of Menifee for your patience during this project.

For more information, please contact Rob Johnson, Senior Manager, Community Improvement Department ( or (951) 672-6777).