Temecula kicks off project expected to fix congestion at 15, 215 split

‘Cone Kid’ photobombs the group photo of dignitaries during the kick-off event for the I-15/French Valley Parkway Phase 2 Project on Thursday, Nov. 7. Jeff Pack photo
Temecula city leaders, along with state and congressional representatives, were on hand at Temecula City Hall Thursday to kick off the second phase of the French Valley Parkway/Interstate 15 interchange project. The event was held on the roof of the City Hall parking garage – in order to give attendees a “view of the northbound 15 traffic that we are about to fix,” Temecula City Mayor Mike Naggar said. “We’ve never had an event on top of our garage,” Naggar said. “Then again, we’ve never been awarded $50 million in grant money.” The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and announced by Rep. Ken Calvert – who represents a portion of Temecula – back in July, is the largest the city of Temecula has ever received, Naggar said. “And let me
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