Community Open House

NEWS RELEASE
(Download: RCTCNews_15ExpLanesOpen House_2-28-18.pdf)

Date: February 21, 2018

Contact: John Standiford
Deputy Executive Director
951.453.8249 Cell    951.787.7969 Office
jstandiford@rctc.org

For immediate release 

Community Invited to Attend Open Houses for 15 Express Lanes Project

The Riverside County Transportation Commission and project partners will host a community open house in Corona to provide information and answer questions about upcoming construction of the Interstate 15 Express Lanes.

The project will add two express lanes in both directions to an approximate 15-mile section of I-15 between State Route 60 and Cajalco Road. Pre-construction activities are under way now, and construction in the I-15 median is anticipated to start this summer.

The open house will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Eagle Glen Golf Club, 1800 Eagle Glen Parkway in Corona. No formal presentation will be held; community members will be able to talk one-on-one with project team members. An information station also will be available about soundwall construction which began early February along the southern portion of the project.

In addition, representatives from Caltrans, the County of Riverside and the City of Corona will be present to provide updates about construction activities adjacentto the 15 Project, including the Temescal Canyon Road Widening Project and the Cajalco/I-15 Interchange Improvement Project.

Construction will use a design-build method to speed up project delivery. Once completed, motorists will be able to enter and exit the express lanes at multiple locations along I-15. The project will expand RCTC’s express lane network and provide an additional option for FasTrak account holders.

RCTC and its project partners, Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration, are investing $471 million to improve this heavily traveled corridor. By 2040, traffic volumes are expected to grow by 37 percent, and travel times are forecast to increase by 170 percent. Funding is provided by a combination of federal and local sources, including Measure A, the voter-approved half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements in Riverside County.

For more information about the 15 Project and the open houses, please visit www.15project.info.

A separate project, the 15/91 Express Lanes Connector, will link the southbound 15 Express Lanes to the westbound 91 Express Lanes and link the eastbound 91 Express Lanes to the northbound 15 Express Lanes. This project is expected to be completed by 2022.

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