The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and its project partners will be hosting two community open houses this month to provide information and answer questions about the upcoming construction of the Interstate 15 Express Lanes. One open house will be held in Norco, the other, in Corona.
The open houses will be held:
- Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Nellie Weaver Hall (3737 Crestview Drive, Norco)
- Thursday, February 28, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Eagle Glen Golf Club (1800 Eagle Glen Parkway, Corona)
No formal presentations will be held as part of the events, however, members of the community will be able to talk one-on-one with project team members along with representatives from Caltrans, the County of Riverside and the City of Corona.
The Interstate 15 Express Lanes project will add two express lanes in both directions to an approximate 15-mile section of I-15 between State Route 60 and Cajalco Road. Pre-construction activities are underway now, and construction in the I-15 median is anticipated to start this summer.
Construction will use a design-build method to speed up project delivery. Once completed, motorists will be able to enter and exit the express lanes at multiple locations along I-15. The project will expand RCTC’s express lane network and provide an additional option for FasTrak account holders.
RCTC and its project partners, Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration, are investing $471 million to improve this heavily traveled corridor. By 2040, traffic volumes are expected to grow by 37 percent, and travel times are forecast to increase by 170 percent. Funding is provided by a combination of federal and local sources, including Measure A, the voter-approved half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements in Riverside County.
For more information about the 15 Project and the open houses, please visit 15project.info. A separate project, the 15/91 Express Lanes Connector, will link the southbound 15 Express Lanes to the westbound 91 Express Lanes and link the eastbound 91 Express Lanes to the northbound 15 Express Lanes. This project is expected to be completed by 2023.