The Point: Project will expand overcrossing to improve traffic flow in Eastvale, Jurupa Valley

The Riverside County Transportation Commission joined the Riverside County Transportation Department and cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley on September 26 to commemorate the start of construction of the $48 million Limonite Avenue Interstate 15 Interchange Project.

Led by the Riverside County Transportation Department, the project will build a new eight-lane overcrossing at Interstate 15 with three through-lanes and two turn-lanes in both directions. The project also will widen the off-ramps from two lanes to four lanes, add two new loop on-ramps, and widen Limonite Avenue to four lanes in both directions between Hamner Avenue and Wineville Avenue.

Recognizing the significant traffic congestion that Riverside County residents face daily, the State of California dedicated $427 million to five major transportation projects, including the Limonite Avenue Interchange. Senate Bill 132, approved by the Governor and State Legislature in April 2017, will allow these five projects to be completed by 2023. Please click for more information about the SB 132 projects or the I-15 Limonite Project.

Event speakers included Senator Richard Roth, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione, Eastvale Mayor Clint Lorimore, Jurupa Valley Mayor Micheal Goodland, Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner Stan Sniff, and CHP Captain John Tyler.

RCTC Executive Director Anne Mayer served as the emcee.

Speakers emphasized cooperation and partnership among the agencies involved and among the projects along the I-15 corridor.  The Limonite Interchange is located within RCTC’s Interstate 15 Express Lanes Project, and team members for both projects are working closely to coordinate construction efforts.

The Limonite project team expects the new roadway to open in fall 2019, prior to the holiday shopping season. Project officials expect improved traffic flow in Jurupa Valley and Eastvale, once the new roadway opens. Average daily traffic on Limonite Avenue currently is 33,050 vehicles; this number is projected to grow to a daily average of 65,000 vehicles by 2035.

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