I-15/Railroad Canyon Rd. Southbound Deceleration Lane Project Begins
The new lane, slated for completion this fall, is expected to improve the safety of motorists exiting Railroad Canyon Rd. by relieving some of the back up on the I-15
The City of Lake Elsinore has kicked off construction on the Southbound I-15 and Railroad Canyon Road Interchange to build a new 1,400 foot long deceleration lane.
Most major construction work for the project is expected to occur during weekdays from
6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Night work will be required July 15PthP, 16PthP and 19PthP for the installation of temporary construction barriers and re-striping of the freeway. Night work will be between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. and will require the closure of freeway lanes 2 and 3, as well as a complete closure of the southbound Railroad Canyon Rd. exit ramp. No closures are expected to be performed during peak traffic hours. The project is scheduled to be completed by early October 2015.
Lake Elsinore Mayor, Steve Manos, explained, “While this project will not relieve congestion, it is an important first step in improving safety until the ultimate Railroad Canyon Interchange Project is completed.”