The folks at the Rio del Mar Improvement Association (RDMIA) have announced that the New Rio del Mar roundabout is now under construction. The RDMIA has been working with the County of Santa Cruz to bring a much-needed improvement to both the traffic flow and aesthetics of the Rio del Mar Beach area. As part of the construction the “Whaley” sculpture presently located at the intersection of Clubhouse Drive and Rio del Mar Boulevard will be installed in the new roundabout.
These efforts are part of the RDMIA’s “Beautification” strategy for 2014/2015. Part of the plan also includes construction of a new welcome sign to the Rio del Mar Beach Neighborhood, pictured here:
The roundabout construction project should be completed in the next few weeks. The Rio del Mar neighborhood sign has not yet broken ground, but the RDMIA hopes to have the sign installed in early 2015.
In addition, there will be a new “memorial bench” program for new benches along the esplanade. The RDMIA is accepting donations to help pay for these improvements. Please consider donating, by sending a check to:
PO Box 274
Aptos, CA. 95001
You can also make a credit card donation on the RDMIA Facebook Page. For additional information on the project, please contact Melanie Freitas at 831-251-3550 or at MelanieF1@aol.com