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.

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.

Transportation Permits

Transportation Permits allow for the regulation of oversize and/or overweight truck traffic throughout the City.  This is important because it allows staff to maintain circulation for conventional vehicles and to minimize the potential for damage to City infrastructure.  The Municipal Code at Chapter 10, Vehicles and Traffic details the City's regulations regarding truck routes and oversize/overweight vehicles.

A Transportation Permit is required for movement on City roads all vehicles exceeding the limits of a legal load as defined by the California Vehicle Code:

  • 14 ft. 0 in. Height
  • 12ft 0 in. Width
  • 65ft. 0 in. Length
  • 80,000 lbs Gross Weight

A permit can be obtained in one of the following ways:

  • Via CSS Portal: Submit the completed application and insurance certificate to the Engineering Department, under Apply For All Permits - Engineering. 
  • Via a Permit Service: Experienced personnel who charge a fee to obtain a permit for their client. Recommended for applicants who are not familiar with program requirements.

Engineering staff do their best to issue the permit the day the completed application package is received, however 24 hours notice is preferred.

Call 951-674-3124, ext. 388 for more information or any questions you may have.

 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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