Lake Elsinore: Railroad Canyon Road I-15 Interchange Project Funding Secured & Moving Forward


After 18 years of waiting, the overhaul of I-15 and Railroad Canyon Road is now fully funded and moving forward according to Lake Elsinore City leaders.

The Railroad Canyon Road and I-15 Interchange is a significant regional transportation corridor, serving the cities of Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Canyon Lake and the County of Riverside. Due to the continuous growth in the area, for many years this interchange has faced increased traffic congestion and unnecessary delays for travelers. The current design can no longer adequately serve the community.

In cooperation with the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and Caltrans, the City of Lake Elsinore has studied and planned potential improvement alternatives to improve this interchange.

The Final Environmental Document has been approved by Caltrans and the project is currently in the Plans, Specifications, and Estimate (PS&E) phase. PS&E Phase will provide contract documents to be advertised and let out for bid. The City has studied and considered several alternatives and has decided to proceed with Alternative 2 in Phase I.

The Project will reduce trip times and improve traffic circulation and capacity for on and off ramps at the interchange. It will also improve the level of service for the Grape Street/Summerhill Drive and Railroad Canyon Road Intersection.

Press Release Provided By the City of Lake Elsinore

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