The City of Lake Elsinore recognizes that the manner in which people move within and through the City is a major part of maintaining a quality living environment.  The City intends to develop an efficient transportation and circulation system that will protect and enhance the environmental quality of the community and the region.

  • Responsible for safe and efficient day to day traffic operations on the City’s street system through the maintenance and monitoring of traffic signals, traffic striping, placement of regulatory signs and traffic control plan review.
  • Ensures that private land development and Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) comply with City Standards, industry standards and safe practices of traffic control during and after the project construction.
  • Provides technical review, conditions of approval, and plan check of land development plans, maps, engineering reports, street improvement plans, traffic plans, and studies.
  • Provides technical support to City Council, Planning Commission, Public Safety Advisory Commission, LEUSD School Safety Advisory Committee, and other City Departments.
  • Responds to requests to improve safety on roadways and bikeways

Circulation Plan

The roadway system forms the core of the City's circulation infrastructure and consists of seven (7) classifications:

  • Augmented urban arterial (State Highway): 6 lanes and a median, 134 feet of right-of-way
  • Urban arterial: 6 lanes and a raised median, 120 feet of right-of-way
  • Major: 4 lanes and a raised median, 100 feet of right-of-way
  • Secondary: 4 lanes and a median, 100 feet of right-of-way
  • Collector: 2 lanes, 68 feet of right-of-way
  • Divided collector: 2 lanes and a median, 78 feet of right-of-way
  • Special new roadway (Country Club Heights): undefined

The Circulation Plan identifies these 'circulation' element streets.  More information can be found in the General Plan at Chapter 2.1 or by contacting the City Traffic Engineer.

 Important Links:

To notify the City Traffic Engineer about a traffic situation you want evaluated for change, call the Engineering Department at 951-674-3124 ext. 240, or email the Traffic Engineer at



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