Priority has been given to the southern and central projects along the I-215 corridor, because the freeway narrows to only two lanes in each direction in those areas. The North I-215 project proposes to add one carpool lane in each direction on I‑215 and a westbound auxiliary lane to improve traffic merging on State Route 60.
This project proposes to widen a 10.75-mile section of I-215 from 1.3 miles south of Nuevo Road in Perris to .2 miles south of the I-215/Box Springs Road interchange in Riverside, as well as from the I-215/SR-60 junction in Riverside to .09 miles east of the SR-60/Day Street interchange in Moreno Valley. One carpool lane is proposed to be added in each direction on I-215 and a westbound auxiliary lane to improve traffic merging onto SR-60.
The existing 46-foot freeway median can be used for some of this widening project, but some outside widening will be required to accommodate the carpool lanes. Using the median to the greatest extent possible will reduce the impacts to homes and businesses located adjacent to the freeway. In addition, the project proposes to add an auxiliary lane to westbound SR-60 between the I-215/SR-60 junction and the SR-60/Day Street interchange. This auxiliary lane will help with traffic merging along this heavily used section of freeway.
Improvements to a number of structures also are planned as part of this project, including:
- Widening of the Box Springs Road Overcrossing
- Widening and stabilization of the Nuevo Road Bridge
- Stabilization of the Placentia Avenue Bridge
- Stabilization of the Ramona Avenue Bridge
- Replacement of the Oleander Avenue Bridge
- Replacement of the Alessandro Avenue Bridge
- Widening of the Day Street Undercrossing
- Separation of the Southbound I-215/Southbound SR-60 Interchange
Noise studies will be performed to analyze the impacts of the project to area residents. Where appropriate, walls will be considered to mitigate noise resulting from the project improvements. If walls are proposed, property owners adjacent to the walls will be given an opportunity to vote on whether the walls are built.
The preliminary engineering and environmental document phase of this project will involve a series of studies and public meetings that will help determine how the project goals can be met while minimizing the impacts on the surrounding area. The goal is to obtain environmental approvals to allow this project to move forward to construction. This phase is expected to last about three years. Once approvals are received, final engineering design and right of way acquisition, where needed, can begin and will take about two and a half years to complete.
Construct a two lane direct flyover connector from the eastbound SR-91 to the northbound SR-71. Improve connection between eastbound Green River Road on ramp and 71/91 interchange. Construct an eastbound road south and parallel to SR-91 between Green River Road and the 71/91 Interchange.This estimated $118 million project is a major element of RCTC’s 10-year Measure A delivery plan and a high priority within the region.
The 71/91 Interchange is a significant source of traffic congestion in the area, and this project is designed to reduce this congestion, enhance the safety of motorists, support the movement of goods, and improve mobility and connections between the two freeways and among the counties of Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino.
RCTC has begun the Project Report and Environmental Document process. Work on the preliminary engineering and environmental document began in spring 2008. The Project Report and Environmental Document phase involves studying proposed improvements to the 71/91 interchange between the Green River Road interchange and the Serfas Club Drive/Auto Center Drive interchange in Corona.
The project would:
- Replace the existing single-lane connection between eastbound SR-91 and northbound SR-71 with a new, two-lane, direct flyover ramp
- Build a new, separate eastbound road just south of and parallel to SR-91 to provide improved access between the Green River Road interchange and the SR-91/SR-71 interchange.
The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is proposing a project to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion on aportion of Interstate 15 (I-15). The project proposes to construct one to two tolled
express lanes in each direction between the I-15/Cajalco Road interchange and the I-15/State Route 60 interchange. The project has an estimated cost range of $425-$450 million. All proposed improvements are anticipated to be constructed within existing Caltrans right of way, with the majority of the improvements occurring within the existing I-15 median.
- Improve existing and future mobility on I-15
- Improve traffic operations and reduce congestion
- Provide a travel choice
- Minimize travel diversion to local roadways
- Improve transit travel time
- Expand Tolled Express Lane Network
- Increase travel time reliability
The Mid County Parkway is a proposed 16-mile transportation corridor that will relieve traffic congestion for east-west travel in western Riverside County between the San Jacinto and Perris areas and help address future transportation needs through 2040.
The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), the agency responsible for transportation in Riverside County and the administrator of Measure A (Riverside County’s ½ cent sales tax for transportation), has completed the environmental studies for the modified alternatives for the Project.
The Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Recirculated Draft EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS) describes alternatives for the project, the impacts from each of the alternatives, and the proposed avoidance, minimization and/or mitigation measures for these impacts.
The preparation of the revised sections of Chapter 4 of the Recirculated Draft EIR is complete and was released to the public on January 31, 2014. The review and comment period of the revised sections for the MCP project was 45 days and ended March 17, 2014.
Following the comment period, a Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIR/EIS) will be prepared that includes responses to the comments on the January 2013 RDEIR/SDEIS and the revised sections of Chapter 4 of the RDEIR released on January 31, 2014. The Final EIR/EIS will also identify a preferred alternative.