The 2019 Super Bloom is coming to an end as the poppies have substantially diminished in the last couple of weeks, This Super Bloom has been unlike anything the City has ever experienced and demonstrated the extreme beauty of the City. We would like to thank our residents and visitors for their patience and understanding the last several weeks. Moving forward, the City will continue to monitor this area, but no additional measures are planned at this time. Walker Canyon Trail is still open. Shuttle services will no longer be offered. Find out more at www.lake-elsinore.org/SuperBloom or check the City's social media feeds.
I-15/Railroad Canyon Road & Franklin Interchange Project
The Railroad Canyon Road and I-15 Interchange is a significant regional transportation corridor, serving the cities of Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Canyon Lake and the County of Riverside. Due to the continuous growth in the area, for many years this interchange has faced increased traffic congestion and unnecessary delays for travelers. The current design can no longer adequately serve the community.
In cooperation with the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and Caltrans, the City of Lake Elsinore is studying and planning potential improvement alternatives to improve this interchange.
The Final Environmental Document has been approved by Caltrans and the project is currently in the Plans, Specifications, and Estimate (PS&E) phase. PS&E Phase will provide contract documents to be advertised and let out for bid. The City has studied and considered several alternatives and has decided to proceed with Alternative 2 in Phase I.
The Project will reduce trip times and improve traffic circulation and capacity for on and off ramps at the interchange. It will also improve the level of service for the Grape Street/Summerhill Drive and Railroad Canyon Road Intersection.
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Project Schedule And Cost
Final Environmental Document Approved:
PS&E Notice to Proceed:
Completion of PS&E:
Construction Advertise and Award:
Estimated Construction Cost:
Phase I RR Canyon Interchange: $36 Million
Phase II New Franklin Street Interchange: $65.5 million
The City has retained a public Outreach firm to provide the public with pertinent materials as soon as they are made available by the design consultant. This information will be updated throughout the Design and Construction phases.