The Point: Public Comments Encouraged, October 21 to November 22

For several years RCTC has heard from frustrated I-15 drivers who are seeking roadway improvements south of Corona in Temescal Valley and Lake Elsinore.  In response, RCTC is moving forward as quickly as possible on a proposed project to offer traffic congestion relief and improved mobility in this area.

RCTC, in partnership with Caltrans, is conducting preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the proposed Interstate 15 Express Lanes Project Southern Extension. RCTC is leading development of the project and is urging public participation.

The proposed project would add capacity to I-15 by extending the 15 Express Lanes, currently under construction, by an additional 14.5 miles, from Cajalco Road in Corona, through Temescal Valley, to State Route 74 (Central Avenue) in Lake Elsinore. RCTC and Caltrans propose adding two tolled express lanes in both directions within the I-15 median to accommodate increasing traffic volumes. No existing lanes would be converted to express lanes.

The agencies will be preparing an Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Assessment to comply with state and federal requirements. As part of this process, a 30-day “public scoping period” will run from October 21 to November 22 to give the public the opportunity to comment on the scope of the project and the environmental studies that will be conducted.

Open houses will be held in Temescal Valley, Corona, and Lake Elsinore as noted below. Although no presentations will be held, the open houses will allow visitors to view exhibits, ask questions of project team members, and submit comments.

Content each night will be the same, so please attend the meeting that is most convenient for you, any time between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • November 12, 2019 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Temescal Valley Elementary School, 22950 Claystone Avenue, Corona, CA 92883
  • November 13, 2019 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Eagle Glen Golf Club, 1800 Eagle Glen Parkway, Corona, CA 92883
  • November 14, 2019 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Ortega High School, 520 Chaney Street, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

There also will be an “Online Meeting” with the same exhibits as the in-person meetings and opportunity to submit comments. The Online Meeting will be available from October 21 to November 22.

For more information or to visit the Online Meeting and submit comments, visit