Route 60 Truck Lanes

Status: Under Construction

Location: Western Riverside County

Type of Project: Highways

Location: State Route 60 between Gilman Springs Road to 1.4 miles west of Jack Rabbit Trail, unincorporated Riverside County

Construction: July 2019 to 2022

Investment: $138.4 Million; $113 Million in Construction Costs

Jobs Created: 2,491

OVERVIEW

The Riverside County Transportation Commission, in partnership with Caltrans, is widening a 4.5-mile section of Route 60 from Gilman Springs Road to 1.4 miles west of Jack Rabbit Trail in the Badlands area between Moreno Valley and Beaumont. The project lies within mountainous terrain with a curving alignment and steep grades. The project is designed to improve safety and efficiency and to reduce traffic congestion.  Click here to view project videos. 

WEEKEND CLOSURE: AUGUST 7-10, 2020

Project features include:

  • Constructing an eastbound truck climbing lane
  • Constructing a westbound truck descending lane
  • Widening shoulders to standard widths – 12-foot exterior shoulders and 11-foot interior shoulders
  • Establishing 2 wildlife crossings and placing wildlife fencing
  • Improving motorist sight distance by flattening roadway curves

Project construction will occur from June 2019 to approximately 2022. Please see the Construction Updates and the Shifting Gears newsletter below for project progress.

The $113 million construction investment is funded by a combination of state, federal and local sources, including Measure A, the voter-approved half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements in Riverside County.

Construction will take place from June 2019 to approximately 2022. View the schedule and staging exhibits from open houses held in June 2019.

Starting in late August 2019, one westbound lane will be fully closed for approximately six months, to allow the contractor to widen the roadway safely and efficiently. Motorists should expect significant delays, allow extra time, and avoid the area by using Interstate 10 as a detour route during this six-month lane closure.

  • June 2014: Caltrans issues the Final Initial Study with Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment with Finding of No Significant Impact.
  • October 2015: Caltrans issues the Recirculated Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment.
  • November 2015: Caltrans hosts public hearing for the Recirculated Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment.
  • May 2016: RCTC approves the Environmental Impact Report and is challenged in state court by a group of plaintiffs.
  • June 2018: RCTC resolves litigation for project – Click here for more information.
  • June 2018: RCTC begins advertising for construction management services.
  • October 2018: RCTC begins advertising for construction bids.
  • December 2018: RCTC awards contract for construction management services.
  • January 2019: RCTC awards construction contract.
  • August 2019 – March 2020: Six month single westbound lane closure to complete the project  one year earlier than originally planned.

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Environmental Documents

    • Initial Study with MND / Environmental Assessment with FONSI, click here.
    • Recirculated IS/EA, click here.
    • Superseded DED (also referenced as original IS/EA), click here.

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Helpline: 866.413.6060

Email: 60trucklanes@rctc.org

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