WESTMORLAND, Calif. – The city of Westmorland was incorporated in 1938, and this week, more than 75-years later, it’s getting its first stoplight. The light is getting installed in the corner of highway-86 and center street.
“We have thousands of RVs going out to Glamis and every day we have truckers coming up Forrester Road And Hwy 86 in the thousands,” said Mayor Larry Ritchie.
The project has been in the works for more than a decade, according to Ritchie, but after many meetings and traffic studies, state, county, and city officials gave the green light on the $1 million signal.
“We are getting on the map and this is just kind of saying to the whole world, ‘Yeah we are here and we are going to continue to grow’,” said Ritchie.
The stop light should be fully operational by Tuesday.