Moreno Valley, Perris, Hemet, San Jacinto & Nearby Areas

The Traffic Relief Plan is a county-wide strategy to improve traffic flow and safety, keep infrastructure in good condition, provide greater access to public transportation, and keep Riverside County as a region of opportunity for its residents. RCTC developed the Plan based on feedback from Riverside County residents and their elected representatives.

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Investment Types

Safe Streets & Roads

The Plan includes comprehensive safe streets and road improvements throughout this region including pothole repair and road maintenance; sidewalks and pedestrian safety infrastructure; protected bicycle lanes; roadway improvements in high-accident areas; bus shelters; bridge repairs; improvements to railroad crossings, including bridges to separate roads from railroad tracks (grade separations); traffic calming measures; bypass roads and median barriers. In this region, there is a special need for protecting roads, sidewalks, and bicycle facilities from flooding and other natural hazards. The Plan also builds upon innovative emerging technology by including technology to synchronize and interconnect traffic signals; improvements to provide accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Examples include:

  • Gilman Springs Road
  • Mid County Parkway


Improving traffic flow on state highways by constructing new lanes, improving interchanges (on-and off-ramps and bridges) and public transportation facilities, and utilizing innovative technologies.

Examples include:

  • Reconstruct interchange at I-215 and Harley Knox Boulevard in Perris
  • Add at least one lane on I-215 in each direction between State Route 60 and Van Buren Boulevard
  • Reconstruct interchange at State Route 60 and Redlands Boulevard in Moreno Valley
  • Add at least one lane in each direction on State Route 60 in Moreno Valley
  • Construct auxiliary lanes on I-215 between Moreno Valley and Murrieta

Regional Connections

Constructing multi-modal transportation corridors that connect parts of Riverside County, relieving congestion on existing highways and local roads.

Examples include:

  • Elsinore-Ethanac Expressway
  • State Route 79 Realignment

Public Transportation

Increasing frequency and safety of passenger trains and buses; building new tracks, parking, and stations; sustaining and extending rail service throughout the county; expanding bus service options including rapid/express buses; on-demand transit options known as “micro-transit”; modernizing and adding zero-emission buses; providing targeted transit services and keeping bus fares low for seniors, veterans, students, and individuals with disabilities; upgrading bus stops and amenities; and improving connections between home, school, and employment centers.

Examples include:

  • Increase train service frequency on existing commuter rail (Metrolink) lines such as the 91/Perris Valley Line
  • Expand rail service into new areas of Riverside County such as Hemet and San Jacinto
  • Construct new rail stations, such as at the Ramona Expressway and in Winchester
  • Enhance the existing rail stations in Perris and near Moreno Valley
  • Study and implement options for passenger rail expansions and connections along the region’s highway systems, such as the I-15, I-215, SR-91, and SR-60, if determined to be technically viable and financially feasible with state and federal funding support
  • Sustaining and expanding rapid/commuter bus services along major corridors in Riverside County to destinations such as Moreno Valley, Hemet, San Jacinto, and Perris

Active Transportation

Improving safety and expanding access to pedestrian and bicycle facilities such as sidewalks and bicycle lanes, in addition to improving and expanding public access to recreational trails and open spaces and natural areas. The Plan will allow cities to make decisions regarding access methods such as bridges and other connections for pedestrians.

Examples include completing Riverside County’s trail network at:

  • Butterfield Overland Trail/Southern Emigrant Trail,
  • Salt Creek Trail
  • Juan Bautista Historical Trail