The Point: Drive Safely – Construction Workers’ Lives Depend on it!

With construction under way on the Interstate 15 Express Lanes in Eastvale and Jurupa Valley, the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) reminds motorists to drive carefully and watch for workers.

A 55-mile per hour speed limit will be enforced soon within the project area, and traffic fines can be doubled in construction zones. Motorists should watch for the new signs.

“It’s important that our construction crews arrive home safely at the end of their shifts,” said Project Manager David Thomas. “Please drive carefully and avoid distractions when traveling through the I-15 construction project.”

Since shoulder widths are being reduced during construction, RCTC is expanding its Freeway Service Patrol operations on I-15 between State Route 60 and Hidden Valley Parkway, starting May 1. The roving tow trucks currently operate during peak morning and evening commute hours, Monday through Friday. Service will be expanded to midday and weekend hours. Tow truck operators provide free roadside assistance by changing flat tires, jump-starting batteries, taping hoses and cables, or towing vehicles to nearby approved locations, all in an effort to reduce congestion and help get drivers back on the road.

Motorists also are reminded to:

  • Allow extra travel time for lane and ramp closures
  • Watch for neighboring construction projects, including the City of Corona’s I-15 Cajalco Road Interchange Project and the County of Riverside’s I-15 Limonite Avenue Interchange Project
  • Check the project website, info, Facebook and Twitterfor construction information